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Old 04-29-2017, 08:01 AM   #1
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Reservoir for hydraulic fluid for the jacks

Where is the hydraulic fluid reservoir for the levelling jacks located on a 2016 FR3? Do I need to change the fluid from time to time. Anything I need to be careful of when I do change or add to it?
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:28 AM   #2
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I asked that question a while back and someone was kind enough to point me in the right direction and even took a picture for me. I swapped out 1/2 of the fluid due to popping issues. It helped some. I need to go do another quart to see if it helps more.

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Where is the hydraulic fluid reservoir for the levelling jacks located on a 2016 FR3? Do I need to change the fluid from time to time. Anything I need to be careful of when I do change or add to it?
It's in the compartment next to the propane tank. If checking the fluid level be sure the jacks are retracted. There is a level gauge attached to the cap. It's never a bad idea to service or change the fluid but, I've been told by more than a few sources that it is unnecessary unless you notice that fluid gets really dark. Only thing about adding.....don't overfill and don't spill (lol).
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What kind of fluid should be used for adding or changing?
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What kind of fluid should be used for adding or changing?
Dexron III or Mercon 5 ATF
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Dexron III or Mercon 5 ATF


ATF is that so? I would have never guessed to use ATF. I almost bought some hydraulic fluid from the tractor fleet store but didn't because the color wasn't red.
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That is so. You made a wise choice not buying that hydraulic fluid.
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See attached from Lippert on adding anti stiction fluid.. It includes what fluids are recommended. This is to reduce popping.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:24 AM   #9
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Thanks to all

Thanks to all of you who replied. This was exactly the information I needed!
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I asked that question a while back and someone was kind enough to point me in the right direction and even took a picture for me. I swapped out 1/2 of the fluid due to popping issues. It helped some. I need to go do another quart to see if it helps more.

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