CHANGE OUT OIL PUMP?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:50 pm

I HAVE A 48 MODEL CUB . I WAS USEING IT TO PLANT PEAS WITH AND I LOST AALL OIL PRESSURE I HAVE CHECKED EVERY THING THAT I KNOW TO CHECK SUCH AS DROPING THE OIL PAN TO CHEVK FOR STOPED UP SCREEN , CHECKED THE PRESSURE VALVE , AND SPRING . THE ONLY THIG LEFT TO DO IS GET TO THE OIL PUMP IS THIS A MAJOR ENDEAVOR AND IS IT HARD TO CHANGE OUT .THANKS.

Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:18 pm

Clovie,

It's fairly easy to do, but first you have to get at it. :lol: :cry: Split the tractor, remove the clutch and then the flywheel and there you are!
:cry:
Since you have the pan off, and before you go further... I'd add pressureized oil to the gallery to see where most of it goes. It may not be the a pump problem at all. A quart of oil in a garden sprayer can tell you a lot.

Another possibility is a slight air leak in the pickup tube, allowing the pump to lose its' prime.

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:39 pm

Are you sure you actually lost oil pressure, and that your gauge didn't fail?