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#1 MichaelBeck OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Before i replace the shift fork, Its probably a good idea to give the gearbox a good clean and remove and metal shaving/fragments etc. Whats the best way/product to do this? Degreaser? 

The gearbox has all its parts still in place.



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Posted October 22, 2015 - 03:55 PM

You can flush it with kerosene or diesel fuel,should clean it out pretty good
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Posted October 22, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Use time to help you. Let it drain for a few days. Put the drain plug back in and put in the correct amount of kero or diesel. Let it sit for a few days and then drain it. Time will help dissolve gunk. Fill it again and slowly turn the shaft or jack the tractor up and turn the wheels to wash particles off of gears and shafts. Drain again through a filter(even a coffee filter). See how much is caught by the filter. If there is nothing, you probably have it clean. If not, repeat the fill and flush until you are satisfied with the cleanliness. One thing that you may want to do is get a magnetic drain plug. It will hold metal pieces so that they don't move around and cause damage to the gears and bearings. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 05:43 PM

O k. after cleaning out the gear box , is there any special thing or way  to prep for the gasget to be put  on the gear box. ??

 

Patrick .


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 05:52 PM

Clean the surfaces, threads, and bolts. Dry the surfaces. Use gasket sealer and tighten evenly. If there is supposed to be a protective boot, make sure it is in good shape. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted October 22, 2015 - 06:08 PM

I got the gasket form brain ( Dr.bolens) and i am getting ready to do this , after i had it sand blasted , and i just went to make sure that i do this right the first and only time. 

 

 

Patrick.


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 06:12 PM

I find it helpful applying a thin coat of grease on one side  to help hold the gasket in place when installing


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Posted October 23, 2015 - 07:10 AM

I like using a thin layer of Form-a Gasket or similar product on both side of the gasket.  I have one tractor I did not do this to as the gasket look great.  Yep, it leaks around the back so now to do it over again.


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