Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Peerless- Tecumseh


Hi Eric,
I'm David from Australia, have just repaired hydrostatic gearbox model number 6265-P1, also has sticker showing PEERLESS 205-024C TECUMSEH. Also has this number under barcode: 205-024C9174A011. Can you please advise correct oil and amount for this gearbox. It has 2 chambers, I assume they use the same oil? It's a Victa (Australian brand) by Murray.

Here is the manual link:

From the manual, VST/1800 Series. This transaxle incorporates a hydrostatic pump and motor
built into the unit. The prefix letters stand for Variable Speed Transaxle (VST). This
unit contains two separate oil reservoirs, one for the pump and motor containing
airless synthetic oil and the other contains EP90 gear oil for the differential gears. This
unit sealed for life and not serviceable at this time.

See page 62 for the oil levels.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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