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#1 CMBelyea OFFLINE  

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Thought I had an engine oil leak, but upon inspection I saw oil dripping off the transaxle case. Crawled underneath and saw transmission oil all over the side of the frame and the frame-half of the driven pulley.

So I read up in the manual, and thought I'd pull the transaxle level plug out and see what happens. Holy bat-crap, look at how much came out! It must have taken 10 minutes to drain down to the level plug.

Kinda looks like pancake batter or egg nog.

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 10:13 PM

Wow!!! That is terrible looking oil. Transmission oil changes always seem to get overlooked. You figure out where it was leaking from?



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Posted April 26, 2013 - 10:16 PM

And HERE'S where the leak that kicked this all off was...jeez, out was about coming out of it's ears.

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 10:19 PM

That's the rear pulley shaft with the idler pulley on the right side of the frame.

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 10:33 PM

Are you planning on putting in a new oil seal?  Also, in the picture where you show it draining, that actually looks like the level check plug.  There should be a plug right down on the bottom of the transmission where you drain it all out.  Or did I mis-interpret what I saw?

 

PS The good news is, you probably don't have a leak at the axle seal!


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 10:45 PM

I wasn't planning to, but now I don't know! You didn't mis-interpret. As you surely know, you're only supposed to add trans oil until it starts coming out there. THAT'S how much additional was put in by the previous owner/"mechanic". And yeah, I'm tickled that I might not have to take that back end apart.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 02:21 AM

That looks like water in the oil, you better drain it and flush it. Mine was like that, to flush it I just filled it with 30 wt and run it around.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:43 AM

That looks like water in the oil, you better drain it and flush it. Mine was like that, to flush it I just filled it with 30 wt and run it around.

 

:ditto:  Definitely looks like water in that oil.

How does that much water get in there?



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:49 AM

Looks like my tranny fluid before I replaced it, good luck with her! Ian 



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:58 AM

 THAT'S how much additional was put in by the previous owner/"mechanic". And yeah, I'm tickled that I might not have to take that back end apart.

I'm wondering if that's how much WATER has made it's way in over the years.  



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:00 AM

The cast will condensate inside in weather changes, and if the fluid is NEVER changed, then the water keeps building up. I agree, thats a lot of water! Not sure if all of it was from condensation, but some probably was.



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:01 AM

Some of it is from condensation, and some is probably from sitting in the rain, and water running down the gearshift.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:15 AM

After seeing that makes me want to check my oil condition.



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:17 AM

The gear shift is a good place for water to get in.i have seen people rubber seals to slip over the stick to help keep the water out.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:44 AM

You need to go ahead & replace that seal.  It will still leak, but likely not as bad with new oil.  

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833910M1   Seal, Oil (3/4 x 1-5/8 x 5/16")

 

You can take the measurements to a good bearing supply business or even an auto parts house & they can match it up.







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