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    Default Loader Valve leak

    I noticed today that my loader valve was leaking where the compression fitting goes into the valve. Looks like it would be easy to tighten... if you could get a wrench between the cowling on the engine or between the control valve and the loader arm. Anyone have a suggestion on how to do this ? All of the fittings are close together so It will take a rather slender wrench to do it. Looks like the fitting is larger than 1"

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    Super Star Member Thomas's Avatar
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    Default Re: Loader Valve leak

    Chuck,
    I purchase a set of slip open combo open & box wrenches set,also rachet combo open and box wrenches from Sears,and they are very handy getting into those tight place to work.

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    Default Re: Loader Valve leak

    Chuck:

    Back in my working days I noticed the mechanics had reconfigured wrenches for special projects. Some were ground down so they were real thin. Others had funny bends on the handles.
    When I replaced the dynamo on my B7100 I had to bend a wrench for the removal of one specific bolt. It made removal real easy but when putting things together it was no fun trying to start that bolt.

    Egon

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    Default Re: Loader Valve leak

    Thanks Egon and Thomas.
    After looking at the problem a little closer it looks like I will have to loosen each fitting from the outside in and then tighten the one that is loose and work my way back out. It seems like a lot of trouble to do it this way but I don't see any other way to do it. It is just too tight an area to work in. I have a good selection of tools as my father in law was a Lincoln Auto mechanic and I bought all of his tools after he passed away. I know what you mean about making tools work for one task. He worked on transmissions mostly and he had a number of tools that he had welded pieces on to and ground down to fit in a particular area. some of them I have never had a use for . Others I have. Hopefully it will be clear and warm tomorrow and I can get started getting the leak fixed. Thanks again !

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