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#1 637Yeoman OFFLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2017 - 05:01 PM

This is something that annoys me. while  do not have show tractors, and i dont plan on getting any, or making one, i would like my tractors to look decent. As all landlords leak oil around the shifter on the top of the tranny, that oil then leaks down to the rest of the tranny. When it dries, it gets pretty nasty. I would like to get all of it off. I got most of it off, but its tedious, and annoying. What do you guys suggest? 

 

 

 

While ol' smoky is still, and will be, a hoopty, much to my suprise there is some nice looking paint under the 1" of grease. Another thing, under the gas tank, and batter, there is a crap ton of dirt and oil. what do you reckon is the cause of it? Bad crank case seals? 

 

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Posted May 26, 2017 - 06:16 PM

http://www.gunk.com/GunkIndex.aspx

 

Been around since the 1950's

 

Good stuff.


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Posted May 26, 2017 - 08:01 PM

Engine degreaser and a good pressure washer. 

Be careful  around seals with the pressure washer as you can force water through them. 


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Posted May 26, 2017 - 09:28 PM

Dollar store oven cleaner works also, spray it on let is set for awhile and the hit it with a pressure washer. I used 2 cans on a MF14 transmission, worked great. 


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Posted May 26, 2017 - 09:45 PM

Purple power works good.$5 a gallon at Dollar General. Don't dilute it. Soak the heck out of it and let it sit for 10 minutes or so and pressure wash it off. And don't get it on anything with clear coat on. It does etch clear cote. Makes it dull.

 

Brake cleaner works awesome on really thick smelly gear oil soaked junk.

 

I like the Gunk stuff to but you can get 2 big cans or CRC Brake Clean for the price of 1 can of Gunk engine degreaser and it does just as good at cleaning. I buy CRC brake clean by the case.Works good for cleaning carbs to and there is alot more in a can.But it's not safe to use on floats or rubber parts.


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Posted May 27, 2017 - 01:12 AM

Dollar store oven cleaner works also

 

Is it paint friendly


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Posted May 27, 2017 - 05:57 AM

Is it paint friendly

I did not notice any paint removal from the oven cleaner.


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Posted May 27, 2017 - 06:31 AM

I support the "GUNK" method. but there are 3 types they sell by me....Original greaser (good stuff) Heavy duty gel   (good stuff) and then they have one that is a foamy engine bright (Not so good).  

 

 

The gunk works great and really breaks down the grease, I have used brake cleaner and carb cleaner as well as other common types of cleaners but prefer the one that don't evaporate with in a minute of so. What I like about the gunk is you can spray it on let it sit and the longer it sits the softer the grease gets.....the other type of cleaners won't do that but they will work , you will just need to use more man power to remove the really caked on stuff.

 

After I am done with gunk I use DAWN dish washing soap to wash off all the petroleum residue. Oil and water don't mix so I use dawn to wash off all the petroleum base product.

 

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Posted May 27, 2017 - 07:03 AM

I did not notice any paint removal from the oven cleaner.

YES, Oven cleaner will remove paint.  I cleaned up an old IH 400 tractor with it a few years ago.  Lost of places it was bare metal, which will start to rust almost immediately.  A friend uses it all the time at his tractor restoration business.


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Posted May 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

I support the "GUNK" method. but there are 3 types they sell by me....Original greaser (good stuff) Heavy duty gel   (good stuff) and then they have one that is a foamy engine bright (Not so good).  

 

 

The gunk works great and really breaks down the grease, I have used brake cleaner and carb cleaner as well as other common types of cleaners but prefer the one that don't evaporate with in a minute of so. What I like about the gunk is you can spray it on let it sit and the longer it sits the softer the grease gets.....the other type of cleaners won't do that but they will work , you will just need to use more man power to remove the really caked on stuff.

 

After I am done with gunk I use DAWN dish washing soap to wash off all the petroleum residue. Oil and water don't mix so I use dawn to wash off all the petroleum base product.

 

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Ive heard of cow tipping, but never tractor tipping lol. When we put a new motor in the old girl, or rebuild it, i will most likely "tip" my tractor over as well. Thanks for the info!


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Posted May 27, 2017 - 01:42 PM

We had Troy built tillers that would foam oil out the top of the transmission. We would change the 80w-90 for new and they would quit. Perhaps your oil is old, just a thought.
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Posted May 27, 2017 - 02:03 PM

Fix the leaks. Problem solved.
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Posted May 27, 2017 - 04:11 PM

We had Troy built tillers that would foam oil out the top of the transmission. We would change the 80w-90 for new and they would quit. Perhaps your oil is old, just a thought. 

Landlords have no seals, from the shifting forks, to the outside of the tranny, so they leak oil out. My oil is relatively new, has around 100 hours i would guess.


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Posted May 28, 2017 - 05:42 AM

Fix the leaks. Problem solved.

You mean if he fixes the leak the oily mess will clean itself off? 


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Posted May 28, 2017 - 05:53 AM

Fix the leaks. Problem solved.

Like ive said, its not a bad seal, its just how large frame simplicity's are. There is no seal


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