Like all mechanical equipment, the Revers-O-Matic cnd attached transmission will need attention and servicing
Routine checks will help prevent down-time. The operator can aid in preventive maintenance by keeping a watchful eye,
reporting weak or borderline malfunctioning
Because the unit operates "in" oil and "by" oil, most of the maintenance is concerned with oil replenishment and oil
RULES OF OPERATION
1. Check oil level daily, stopping engine before check Make sure area around oil fill is clean before removing dip
2. Always shift the Revers-O-Matic to neutral before starting the engine, or when the vehicle is parked and the
engine is running. To move the vehicle, select the speed range desired by shifting the transmission behind the
shuttle box and then engage the directional clutch (forward or reverse) In the Revers-O-Matic
3. Engage forward and reverse clutches at idle speed only The clutches are not power absorbing member and
must not be subjected to slippage under pressure.
4. Use brakes to slow motion or stop before applying the opposite clutch
5. If the oil temperature gauge which is the converter ofl "Out" temperature rises above 250'F or the warning light
comes on, stop the vehicle immediately Shift Revers-O-Matic to neutral and run the engine at 1000-1200 R.P.M
The temperature should drop rapidly to the engine water temperature !within minutes) If the temperature does
not drop, trouble is indicated The cause of trouble should be determined before further operation of the vehicle,
refer to "TROUBLE SHOOTING" Instructions to be found elsewhere in this manual. Generally when overheating
does occur, It is due to ra 0 r-everseis In the higher gear ratios Shifting to a lower gear will help eliminate
overheating due to this cause
6. Do not shut off the engine when the unit is overheated.
7. The drive shaft should be disconnected If the vehicle is to be towed.
THE FUNK MFG. COMPANY recommends the use of type Dexron or Dexron II fluid or equivalent In the Revers-O-
Matic Drive, Torque Converter and Attached Transmissions.
The type of service and the operating conditions will determine the maintenance interval However as stated above, It
is recommended that the oil level be checked daily, at the same time checking for oil leaks.
Because the hydraulic system Is the heart of the transmission, It is especially Important that the oil be kept clean.
All models of the unit have a common oil fill This means the entire unit may be filled with lubricating oil from one oil
fill location, positioned on the side of the Revers-O-Matic (shuttle) transmission.
When draining for an oil change, the Revers-O-Matic and ALL variable speed transmissions must be drained
ANY REFERENCE AS TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE MODEL 50000 WITH
ATTACHED IS MADE FROM THE REAR OF THE UNIT LOOKING FORWARD TOWARD THE
When servicing your unit for the first time, fill the Revers-O-Matic Drive to the overflow level with the recommended
lubricant This will take approximately 9 quarts. Start engine and run at Idle speed for one minute. Stop engine and add
4 more quarts of fluid, some of the original fluid being required to fill the converter Check the oil level with the dipstick,
adding oil if necessary to bring the level up to the low mark when unit is cold, or the full mark when unit is worm Run the
engine for at least five minutes and recheck the oil level.