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    Unhappy My snow shovel is leaking oil

    Six inches of fresh snow. "Several" inches forecast for Monday.

    Uh-oh...
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    Default Re: My snow shovel is leaking oil

    Oil running over the muffler and front axle.
    Source is a small leak near the top of the oil cooler.

    My dealer is closed for the weekend. Next closest dealer doesn't have the part in stock.

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    Default Re: My snow shovel is leaking oil

    It looks very similar from your picture but I can't tell for sure if they redesigned the oil cooler or mounting. The Kioti CK25 and 30, twins of the CT225 and 230, had these issues. I replaced one under warranty and then another after warranty on my CK30hst. About 125 and 100 hours respectively. If the cooler is still mounted with two studs and nuts going through the top of the cooler to a horizontal support in front of the radiator, then the trick is to mount it with rubber grommets. I had drilled the holes in the cooler a little larger, placed a rubber grommet in each hole, cut two 5/16" long by 1/4" diameter steel tubing sections to go into the grommets and then passed the steel tubing over the studs with the nuts tightening down on the steel tubing. It relieves much of the vibration and I'm still good with 150 hours on the cooler. Other Kioti owners of these models had to do the same with good results.

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    Default Re: My snow shovel is leaking oil

    That sux with more snow coming... Hope you get it fix "McGyver style" 'till you get the right part with that snow coming .
    2010 CT235 with Bobtach, Rear Remotes, FEL, Kioti 60" Boxblade, 36" Fork, Snow-Sport Snow Plow, Wally BX42 Chipper, Land Pride LR 1584, Land Pride RB 1584, Gator 48" Grapple, HTL, Woods BH7500, HF 3PT Hitch Quick Attach, HF 3PT Hitch (Modified to work with BobTach in Front)
    CT 235 traded for CT 440 with free 72" snow blower...

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    Default Re: My snow shovel is leaking oil

    Your fix is to connect the oil cooler lines and by-pass the cooler. In freezing temperatures you'll never need a cooler.

    Check my post about the cracked cooler. I experienced this and its an easy fix.

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    Default Re: My snow shovel is leaking oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Canada_CT230 View Post
    Your fix is to connect the oil cooler lines and by-pass the cooler. In freezing temperatures you'll never need a cooler.

    Check my post about the cracked cooler. I experienced this and its an easy fix.
    That,
    or is the cooler brass or copper?
    If so, solder and plumber's torch can make a quick fix!
    If plastic (top/bottom) or aluminum stiff rubber and clamping can control or stop the leak on a temporary basis.

    Pressure is not an issue in that it will be fairly low (assuming the cooler is on return side).

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    Default Re: My snow shovel is leaking oil

    You solder it....no warranty replacement. Out of warranty...go for that solution.

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    Default Re: My snow shovel is leaking oil

    Quote Originally Posted by PILOON View Post
    That,
    or is the cooler brass or copper?
    If so, solder and plumber's torch can make a quick fix!
    If plastic (top/bottom) or aluminum stiff rubber and clamping can control or stop the leak on a temporary basis.

    Pressure is not an issue in that it will be fairly low (assuming the cooler is on return side).
    The cooler should be all aluminum and I could never exactly tell where mine was leaking. Mine leaked very little and was just wet all the time. Your cooler seems to have a good leak and maybe you can find it.

    And as mentioned, if you solder it, warranty probably won't cover a tampered part.

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    Default Re: My snow shovel is leaking oil

    Once the part comes in, the dealer is going to install it at my house. Makes more sense than trailering the tractor both ways. Unfortunately have to wait until Thursday...
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    Default Re: My snow shovel is leaking oil

    if its aluminum you can plug it with epoxy.I used to use it for refrigeration condensers. good temp fix until part comes in

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