Hydro leak

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Pixguy

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By the lake in NH & FL
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2011 MF 2410 TLB
Through the summer I致e noticed the fluid on my mat under the forward/reverse pedals. I致e looked close and even tighten all the joints but I知 still getting the leak.

Any ideas?

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   / Hydro leak #3  
Check to see if the oil is dripping from the loader joystick valve block. O rings may be in need of replacement.
 
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Just remember that there wil allways by a bit of oil between the malel and female coupler that wil go astray
 
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My 2310 often has some fluid there on the floor as well, though not as much as in your pic... When I first got it, I found some leaks around fittings under the plastic joystick control cover; just tightened them up.

Eventually it got to the point where I just left the cover off so I could see what's going on.... not too much leaks now, but always a little, like Trekkers pointed out above: impossible to prevent some from dripping when coupling & de-coupling FEL hoses there.

Suggestion: remove the cover, clean it all up, and then observe.

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Here is a photo of my 2410 setup. Nothing above that could be dripping down.

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So I did further investigating. It appears the leak is coming from the hydrolic connections. I took this one apart, cleaned it with gasoline and it still drips.

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The first one shows how bad it is. Certainly not a normal small drip.
 
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Some couplers may leak a little more fluid than others but they will all leak. If it is more than an occasional drip it probably should be replaced. There is such a thing as flat faced couplers that typically never leak but they cost considerably more.
 
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Some couplers may leak a little more fluid than others but they will all leak. If it is more than an occasional drip it probably should be replaced. There is such a thing as flat faced couplers that typically never leak but they cost considerably more.

jeep has hit the nail on the head. I have the same sort of nuisance leakiness with a FEL on a Kubota. The flat faced connectors are a lot more expensive but essentially leak-free. Dirt and debris in/around both the male part and the socket side of the connector tends to aggravate the leakages.

The flat-face style has become "the standard" for most skid-steer applications. If you have one nearby take a look at those to see what these are like.
 
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Thanks, Pixguy. I had forgotten that the 2400 series had the couplers down near the floor. Sounds like you've located the problem, at least.
 
 
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