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Tranny stop leak?

Postby Greg Armstrong » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:37 pm

Has anyone used any type of "stop leak" in the transmission on a numbered lo-boy? My 184 is leaking from what appears to be the front cover of the transmission (towards engine). I'm sure it needs gaskets, but in the mean time.... any ideas?

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Re: Tranny stop leak?

Postby Mike H » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:19 pm

probably not a good idea.
the trans uses hydraulic oil and stop leak might cause you more trouble

might try snugging up the bolts on the leaking gasket if you can get at them

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Re: Tranny stop leak?

Postby Greg Armstrong » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:37 pm

I was wondering if that would be the case... it was wishful thinking! I bought it a few months ago, and now that's it's in regular use mowing, the leak has shown it's ugly face. I just wiped off all of the gunk so I can get a better idea where it's coming from. I know this is going to end in splitting the tractor to replace all of the rear gaskets, but I can't do that until after mowing season. Thanks for the input Mike!!

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Re: Tranny stop leak?

Postby Mike H » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:51 am

No problem Greg.
just check the fluid level regularly [as long as its not ''gushing out'']till you have time to fix it

really getting the ''itch'' to start working on the 185,getting it ready for winter.
paint,finish the cab,add pony motor for blower are the major projects .

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Re: Tranny stop leak?

Postby Eugene » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:35 am

Simple solution to confirm the leak location. Remove the frame panel, between your feet. Clean everything up. Then check for the leak.

Lot of plumbing fittings in that area along with the hydraulic fluid filter.
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Re: Tranny stop leak?

Postby Greg Armstrong » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:53 pm

Thanks guys, I need to get some "tractor fluid" so I can top off and then keep an eye on it. It's not gushing, but it's definitely a problem. Doesn't seem to to leak constantly, but during and just after use.


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