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#1 U118224 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 10, 2016 - 09:26 PM

For those that have done it, what's the best way to remove it? I have removed the lift cylinder and the sector gear. I was hoping I could manipulate it through the bottom of the frame but it's late and I left it for tonight. Any tricks anyone would share?

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Posted August 10, 2016 - 09:53 PM

No easy way,have to remove the rearend,rockshaft and slide it back

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Posted August 11, 2016 - 03:05 PM

I'm guessing something very bad has required you to remove this?


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Posted August 11, 2016 - 04:06 PM

I'm guessing something very bad has required you to remove this?


Not really. Everything is caked with 40 years of oil and dirt about a 1/4" thick I can't tell where things are leaking from. I want to clean the underside as well as possible. I know the lift cylinder leaks but the motor and transaxle do also. I'm going to get a kit to do the cylinder. Once it's relatively clean I can track down the other leaks. Hope that makes sense.

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Posted August 12, 2016 - 02:30 PM

Sounds like a job for a steam cleaner then.

 

Lot of work just for a clean up



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Posted August 14, 2016 - 08:16 AM

That makes sense. You may just be able to remove the dash tower. You can get to everything easily if you remove it. A good hot water pressure washer would certainly remove all the crud. Good luck with it.



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Posted August 14, 2016 - 09:23 AM

What I did once before I got a pressure washer was I took my tractor, tossed it on a trailer, and headed to the car wash.

I figured id use the trailer instead of just tossing in the pickup to keep all the crud off the truck. Then waited for the crud to dry, and swept it off. Good luck with your project, and keep us posted.

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Posted August 14, 2016 - 09:31 AM

Will do, the biggest problem is finding enough time to work on it.




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