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Posted July 25, 2015 - 08:59 AM

Just slather the whole engine in Permatex. problem solved.


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 09:12 AM

Moving to another topic for now. The heat shield material came in. It is 18" X 18", adhesive backed, and seems a good thickness. I plan on lining the inside of the hood above the muffler with this.

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Posted July 25, 2015 - 02:49 PM

Here is the heat shield installed. this stuff is really easy to work with and looks like it will work a treat.

 

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Posted July 25, 2015 - 02:55 PM

@^$%#$ Re-Torque ---- Re-Peat, Starting to get pi$$ with this.

I can see it now.


Onan engine for sale... Cheap.
Friggin thing won't stop leaking
Local pickup only, it's laying on its side in front of my garage
That's where it landed when I got peeved, lost my cool and threw it.
As is, where is.
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Posted July 25, 2015 - 02:57 PM

Mr. Onan is sending me another gasket next week with some install tips. I am helping the Neighbor with his 2005 Murray for now.


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 06:03 PM

I see a second GTT tractor named Hemorrhoid
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Posted July 29, 2015 - 09:32 PM

The pan gasket is in transit, but the discussion over there revolved around where the 3" bolts came from. The manual miss stated the correct pan bolt size and it was determined these are 2-1/2 in length. The manual indicated 3" bolts for the intake manifold. I pulled one and it is 2-1/2 so I may have accidently swapped these on re-assembly. The plan now is to get the new gasket and check for 24 hours to see if the leak is fixed. Replace the manifold bolts (one at a time) with 3" bolts. If the leak is fixed, Drain the oil, put on a new $18.00 oil filter and hopefully call this good.

   

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Posted July 30, 2015 - 04:41 AM

I hope this cures the leak!


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Posted July 30, 2015 - 12:03 PM

The pan gasket is in transit, but the discussion over there revolved around where the 3" bolts came from. The manual miss stated the correct pan bolt size and it was determined these are 2-1/2 in length. The manual indicated 3" bolts for the intake manifold. I pulled one and it is 2-1/2 so I may have accidently swapped these on re-assembly. The plan now is to get the new gasket and check for 24 hours to see if the leak is fixed. Replace the manifold bolts (one at a time) with 3" bolts. If the leak is fixed, Drain the oil, put on a new $18.00 oil filter and hopefully call this good.


Boy, I hope all goes as planned.
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Posted July 30, 2015 - 02:04 PM

A differently bolt can sure cause a sealing problem
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Posted July 30, 2015 - 06:56 PM

New pan gasket is installed with 2-1/2" bolts and torqued to 30fp
New filter and oil installed.
Intake bolts replaced with 3" bolts and torqued to 20fp.

Now to let it set on the towel till tomorrow.
 

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Posted July 30, 2015 - 06:58 PM

Good luck!


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Posted July 31, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Success! looks like the forth or fifth time was the charm. Now to put her back together.

 

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Posted July 31, 2015 - 09:09 PM

Congratulations, that is one very fine tractor. Glad you stuck with it to figure out her issue.

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 05:53 AM

:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  Glad it's house broke!


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