I successfully removed the left final and replaced the differential seal that I had forgotten to do when I overhauled the left final earlier. No real problems encountered. Then I just HAD to crank him up and take him for a run around the parking lot. Good oil P, Touch Control worked, all gears worked, good brakes, charging was good, PTO actually worked...in fact everything worked!! The distributor adjustment I did seem to have eliminated the backfiring on shutdown, too.
The BIG problem I have is a leaking transmission seal
, and though I really did NOT want to do another tear down, NOW is the time to do it while it is at a good shop with faciltities I won't have at the farm. SO...Next week I will be splitting the tractor at the transmission, and I am soliciting any input from anyone who has done it
. I have reviewed what little the two service manuals I have say, and have researched the forum (found some info on the Cub which is much like the SA), but I would like a heads up to any problems I may face.
I have a trailer jack-type rolling splitting stand, and an engine hoist, and had planned to use the stand under the front half
of the tractor and the hoist with straps under the transmission
, while putting a hydraulic jack under the drawbar
to keep the tractor from tipping up. Does this sound like it will work
? Any better ideas?
I picked up the gasket and seal from IH today...is there anything else besides the seal and gasket
that I need to be concerned with? Any problems getting the seal out? And finally, any potential problems during reassembly?
The entire forum will probably be as happy as I when this project is complete, so I no longer bug you with all these questions!! But I have no one else to ask, and REALLY appreciate this resource! (Oh, I'll be starting back on the cubs when this is done, so I guess the questions will probably continue!!
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