Hydro filter blows gasket
Posted November 23, 2010 - 08:17 AM
Jeez, another tough one for you guys! I am thinking the cold brought this on. I have blown two gasket seals on my hydro filter on a QT17. The first I thought was a fluke. Blew snow for about 5 minutes and next I knew all the fluid was on the ground. I replaced the filter with a nice new Fram and as soon as I drove it (3 feet) let go a blew atleast 4 litres on the ground. I am using type F auto trans as recommended. I am figuring I will have to wait till the spring as I dont have a heated garage, however does anyone have any suggestions? I put the filters on by hand and tighten them pretty good.
Posted November 23, 2010 - 08:35 AM
Did you oil the gasket before you put it on?
Is it possible there are bits of the old gasket still stuck on?
Thats about all I can think of...
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Posted November 23, 2010 - 04:38 PM
Hopefully someone with a QT will be able to help you out
Posted November 24, 2010 - 08:20 AM
I looked at the parts manual for your tractor. If you don't have a copy, it is in our manuals section at the link listed below.
QT17.pdf - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums
The original Bolens part No. is 1726450. I used this in several online cross references to find that Fram, Wix, and Purolator all have direct crosses for it. I have listed the part No.'s below, but please verify that they are correct before you try them.
Purolator: L10017 or L14670
Hope that this is a start for you anyhow.
Posted November 24, 2010 - 08:28 AM
Yesterday I spent a while researching the "correct" filter based on the Bolens part number 1726450 which is common across several models. What I found is confusion! There seems to be a choice of three and they all have different physical specs. FRAM PH2844 comes up on a search of the Bolens part number on filtersonline.com. On the WIX site depending on if you search the part number or the tractor model you get two different numbers. The most common on the web for Bolens is 51307. Funny as it is not rated for hydro yet is recommended if you have the Onan. They also list a 51410 that matches the tractor model if you have a Kohler and is rated for hydro. As mentioned the specs are different for everyone listed. The two wix have the almost the same specs except for burst which is 325 with the other 300. Fram listed few specs but the physical size (gasket) is different even though on all sites they say they are matches!
I am thinking over the years people have been replacing with what is available opposed to which is correct. I dont know if this will fix my gusher BUT it is interesting info regardless.
Have a great day and please comment!
Posted November 24, 2010 - 09:10 AM
Hope you can fix your problem
Posted November 24, 2010 - 01:19 PM
Thank-you all very much!