Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:39 pm

My son was plowing snow. He siad the tractor was leaking some oil in the rear. He backed it in the shop and let it set until I got home. Here was what I found.

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I wanted to see if the Cub would move so I statred it up drove four foot and then there was nothing. Not sure what the issue is but it will be spring before I can fix it.

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:42 pm

over full transmission?? that will cause the oil to leak out the differential seal. If oil is correct level then I would assume the diff seal is shot.

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:48 pm

Clark Thompson wrote:over full transmission?
My guess also. Suggest draining the trans/differential. Putting tractor in a warm area or heat lamp on differential for several hours to see if any water/melted ice drains out.

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:50 pm

If your tractor has been exposed to the outdoor elements, water could be the culprit raising the trans fluid level.

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:52 pm

The Cub is stored in a heated building. It will not go into any gear.

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:02 pm

suggest taking the shifter top off to see what is the problem. sometimes if a worn shifter can cause that problem. there is alot of other things that could have happened but arent common. was there any sudden jerk or loud noise before it started to leak?

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:06 pm

Go ahead and drain the transmission. Since storage area is heated, wait 24 hours.

In the mean time while you are waiting for the transmission to drain, remove the transmission cover and check for problems.

With that much oil leaking out, about the only thing it could be is water, ice, or way over filled.

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:10 pm

I think there is some cast iron busted somewhere, Did he hit anything while pushing snow?
Boss

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:21 pm

k9sicem wrote:The Cub is stored in a heated building. It will not go into any gear.


Do you mean the gear selector will not move into any of the 4 spots or it will shift but won't move?

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:42 pm

The selector will move it just will not go into an gear. I'm afraid the Boss it right. I think somethings broke.

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:48 pm

I wouldn't think that plowing snow would put much strain on the final castings, Unless he hit something with one of the rear wheels. Where is it actually leaking from?

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:59 pm

I doubt anything has broke in the way of a casting Unless a bearing roller or someting got into the gears. I have seen differential carrier caps bust out tearing up the rest of the trans but it takes a heck of a lot to do that

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:10 pm

The break will be in the transmission area , if there is one, I think

Re: Oil everywhere

Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:37 pm

This may require a trip out to the shop. Will the PTO lever engage and if so, does it spin the pulley with the clutch engaged with the engine running?

Re: Oil everywhere

Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:16 pm

k9sicem what did you find out about you cub oil issue?