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    Bronze Member RomeK2's Avatar
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    Default Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    I've got 71 hours on it and it less than 2 months old.

    I discovered an oil leak after seeing a wet spot where I parked my tractor. I can't really tell where the source is but I have pictures of the area it might be coming from. I seems to be the area behind or below the battery. I'm not sure what's there. I'm going to start looking into it.

    Can anyone tell me what I should do?
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    Default Re: Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    You might want to start looking up under the dash where the steering gear is. One of the hoses is likely loose. I had to snug up one of the lines on my BX23 when it had a few hours onm it. Hasn't leaked since.

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    Default Re: Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    That is what the warranty is for. Have the dealer find and fix it.
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    Default Re: Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    hmm - looks like from steering or engine seal. It's time for a warranty call.

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    Bronze Member RomeK2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    I called the dealer and emailed the pictures I had. Since they are 200 miles away they had me look into it myself.

    The salesman suspected it to be the FEL hydraulic valve having a loose nut. It has happened before by his experience.

    I removed the grill and the 2 plastic cover halves below the battery to access the valve. Sure enough the leak was coming from there. I didn't have a large enough wrench so I had to go out and buy one. The local auto parts store only had a 25mm for their largest open end wrench. I had to find a 26mm. Sears didn't have a 26mm but had a 27mm so I bought it for $19. Though loose fitting, it was able to grip it and tighten as much as I wanted it to. It looks like the seal is a little blown when you compare it to the other seals (see picture). I really had to tighten it a lot in order for it not to leak. I will contact the dealer again to see if we need to replace the seal. Maybe or maybe not. I am happy that's all it was.

    Has anyone else had this issue?

    Thank you for all of your input. TBN is a great resource!
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    Default Re: Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    Different tractor-same leak.
    My BX2350 started to leak in the same place, dealer fixed it under warranty with no questions asked. I doubt the seal is even in there anymore or is warped or torn on yours.
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    Default Re: Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    From the photo above, the seal looks like an O ring that blew out from pressure caused by the assembly being slightly loose or from improper assembly (pinching the O ring). Since the dealer is 200 miles away, I would send the photo to your dealer and ask him to mail a new O ring out to you with a photo copy of the workshop manual page covering the assembly and/or a parts diagram page so you can see just how it goes together in case there is something that may jump out when removing the assembly (the loose nut) for repair.
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    Default Re: Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    Quote Originally Posted by TGD View Post
    From the photo above, the seal looks like an O ring that blew out from pressure caused by the assembly being slightly loose or from improper assembly (pinching the O ring). Since the dealer is 200 miles away, I would send the photo to your dealer and ask him to mail a new O ring out to you with a photo copy of the workshop manual page covering the assembly and/or a parts diagram page so you can see just how it goes together in case there is something that may jump out when removing the assembly (the loose nut) for repair.
    I am planning on getting a new seal from the dealer but great idea on requesting the shop manual. I didn't think of that. I am wondering how long that bolt is? Is there enough vertical clearance to get it out without having to remove that housing above it? That would be very time consuming.
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    Default Re: Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    Check the O-Ring groove carefully. Many times that blow out is caused by a flaw in the groove. Seldom will one push out as shown in your picture unless the fitting gets really loose or the groove is bad.

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    Default Re: Need Help Oil Leaking on BX25

    Quote Originally Posted by RomeK2 View Post
    I I had to find a 26mm. Sears didn't have a 26mm but had a 27mm so I bought it for $19.
    Next time pick up a 15" Cresent wrench. It'll come in real handy.
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