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#1 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Looks like it is cracked to me.

 

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 12:57 PM

To me it looks like the casting seam where the 2 halves of the mold meet.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 01:31 PM

I think I'd have to agree with Nate on this one. I don't think its a crack either.



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Posted March 19, 2014 - 01:32 PM

I am with mybigwarwagon.  With the Mouse Over feature on Ebay, you can see it looks wet, at least to me it does.  Casting seams don't leak.

 

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Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, March 19, 2014 - 01:34 PM.

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 02:17 PM

Well, that crack is in excellent condition.
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Posted March 19, 2014 - 02:46 PM

I am with mybigwarwagon.  With the Mouse Over feature on Ebay, you can see it looks wet, at least to me it does.  Casting seams don't leak.

 

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Looks that way to me too.Time to get out the tig welder


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 02:53 PM

I would say cracked.  Maybe another small one to the left off of the brace coming down from axle.   


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 03:07 PM

I wonder if it got dropped or the tractor it was installed in got dropped and damaged it. 


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 03:12 PM

Can't really say.



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Posted March 19, 2014 - 03:18 PM

Not to go against or with anyone, but that completely looks like casting flash to me.  


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 04:15 PM

    I know my opinion doesn't count, at leas the wife says so.  I think it is a casting flash, but cannot tell for shure, I would have to see it to tell.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 04:33 PM

Looks wet to me. Looks like a leak.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 04:37 PM

Looks wet to me. Looks like a leak.

 

You've been getting flooded lately with rain....everything looks wet to you by now!  :smilewink:   Funny how people can see things differently, as it doesn't look wet at all to me.  Casting flash almost always casts strange shadows.



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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:20 PM

Having seen MANY new MTD built units when I worked TSC and having assembled almost everyone that our store sold for 4 years that looks like the casting to me.  I don't recall too many of them come in that didn't have some sort of casting flaws in them like that.  So I gotta agree with those that say its in the casting. 


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:28 PM

It does not look like a likely place for a crack.Is that a sealed unserviceable unit? If so,it likely might be filled with oil and would leak considerably if that were a crack.

 

I had a new unit from a JD dealer that I was getting pictures of to list and found oil dripping when I had it upside down for picks and that is the only way I knew it was leaking as the crack was very difficult to see even when I knew where it was.






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