Re: Metal Shavings in Hydraulic Filter
The assembly debris is usual in the first oil change. The filter only may have been changed at 50 hours but not the oil given that there were still metal shavings. My guess is that your change was the first one.
That is why I recommend changing oil as well as the filter at 50 hours no matter what the manual states.
Anyway, your tractor is very likely just fine. No damage done.
One more thought - did the filter look like a replacement or was it the stock factory Kubota gray color (same color as the frame)? That should give a hint about whether your change was the first.
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Last edited by GWD; 01-16-2012 at 03:26 PM.