Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

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Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:50 pm

I'm going to give this a try and curb oil consumption. This tractor gets used once a week for a few hours. I've gone through 1-1/2 gallons of oil, it's insane.

Ring job isn't on the table right now so I'm going to give this a whirl and see what happens and report

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:15 pm

Is it burning the oil, or leaking? If burning, you must look like a mosquito fogging truck!!

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby BigBill » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:25 pm

Used engine? Contact hamiltonbobscubs in Ohio? Maybe he has a good used engine.
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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:52 pm

It does leak from the oil pan. Birds aren't dropping dead out of the sky so I'm guessing that leak is pretty bad!

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:29 pm

Looks like ill be messaging tst about rear main seal (duh)

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby indy61 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:35 pm

aparnell572 wrote:Looks like ill be messaging tst about rear main seal (duh)

I'm not sure you know what is going on.

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:57 pm

indy61 wrote:
aparnell572 wrote:Looks like ill be messaging tst about rear main seal (duh)

I'm not sure you know what is going on.

Tst sells rear main seals for c60 engines that he modifies. I thought the oil pan was leaking but it only leaks while it's running so it most likely isn't that, and it's a lot. What exactly do you mean?

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby BigBill » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:21 pm

Check the crank bearing too, usually when the rear main seal goes the crankbearing has clearance in it too.
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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:03 pm

Thanks for the tips BigBill

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:50 pm

That much oil would definitely keep the rust at bay on any mower deck. I would suggest finding where the oil is going before purchasing parts.
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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:07 pm

Deck is soaked in oil. Never noticed before since it's always covered in grass clippings.

TBH, I'm considering a long block from Hamilton Bobs. Like you said it may be leaking elsewhere, on top of valves never being done and rings in poor condition. Fix proper for $1500 or $400 fob from Bob.

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:11 pm

A new rear seal from Tim (tst)would be the cheapest thing...I would check that first.

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby wagonmaster » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:17 pm

I replaced a rear main seal a few weeks ago with a tst modified seal and everything turned out well. Before I did the job, there was so much oil leaking that my deck belts were slipping. Thanks for your service tst.

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:36 pm

Yeah you guys are definitely right. My folks were kinda cool at the idea of buying a used engine so the tractor will be split to get to the seal over the winter

The oil pressure light went off quicker with the heavier oil, I'll have to watch oil levels over time. Found out today it's impossible to correctly adjust the clutch so this week the clutch yoke and pucks are getting replaced to prevent premature wear of the throwout bearing.

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby gitractorman » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:59 am

Hate to say it but I wouldn't bother with the clutch until you fix the oil leak. The clutch is just behind the engine and if your rear main oil seal is the problem, then your clutch is likely soaked with oil too, causing it to slip. For you're loosing the oil you say you are, then EVERYTHING is going to be soaked!!! I'd fix it all at one time.
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