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One of the things that our "new" JD Model A tractor had against it was that it was absolutely covered in grease and oil and made an oil spot wherever you parked it. Several of the competitive bidders on this tractor downgraded it because it looked like it leaked out of places that no tractor could leak out of. ONE O-RING in the single Pioneer hydraulic quick coupler was causing the entire mess. The leak was positioned in just the right way to drop on, splash on, run on, and soak onto just about everything on the tail end of that tractor. It really was remarkable how quick all the "leaks" seem to disappear once we installed a new o-ring! There was also an added-on unvented reservoir extension that was not well thought out and THAT was also contributing to the problem by forcing oil out of the rockshaft seals. When I first looked at this tractor I saw the rockshaft leaking and thought: "How can this be? John Deeres don't leak there?" Sure enough, it was caused by the unvented add-on tank. We also treated the tractor to a new loader hydraulic hose and got those fittings tight and leak free as well. WOT a difference! Now it's on to the clutch problem.....it's still sticky and the tractor wants to "run on" after the clutch is snapped out.
 
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Working on those yesterday tractors one sure can learn the basic and have fun doing so. /w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif
 
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I have run into that problem a lot with my old cars. A small leak, blown around with the fan, can look like a big thing.
 
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Glad to hear things worked out so well for you Dave. How 'bout some pictures of that fine tractor for us to enjoy /w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif
 
  
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Er.....ah....I have this great big computer; with dual printers; with a faltbed scanner, and tons of other "stuff", and it's kind of like I'm just using the bottom two gears in a fifteen speed Fuller transmission. My compooter skills are almost zero. My big scanner doesn't seem to work right, and I have NO IDEA how to scan in and post a photo, but I'm determined to hire my computer-specialist sister in law to tutor me ......soon. Soon.....soon......Dave
 
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My Farmall 200 leaks from just about every place you could imagine. My father always said: "It only becomes a problem, when they STOP leaking!"
 
  
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I dearly love Farmall tractors; I really do. HOWEVER, they have so darn many oil lines on the outside of the tractor that it drives me nuts! UPDATE: I STILL had a tiny leak from the Pioneer coupling when I checked it today, so out came the finest emery paper I could find and with that I polished up the male Pioneer fitting where some pitting had occurred on the sealing surface. I popped it back in and checked it later in the day and so far it's dry. Dave
 
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That covering of oil is probably what kept the tractor in such good shape over the years. Now that it's clean you're going to have to watch out for rust! The oil also might have served as a UV protectant, keeping the paint from fading./w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif I'm just messing with you, but, you never know!/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif
 
  
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I didn't even bother to try and kid myself, but immediately bought a GALLON of WD-40 that I can use with a pistol grip oiler. I think I've already used about three squirt cans full just squirting in places that need protection. They steam cleaned this tractor at the dealership before we bought it, and although they left plenty of thick grease in the outa-the-way spots, it also lost a lot of the re-paint job that was put on sometime after the tractor had been in use. This tractor has the rear lamp mounted on the seat back rail and it just bugs the heck out of me to see it there, but so far the single nut holding it is too rusty to unscrew. That lamp belongs in a concave pocket that is on the back side of the box seat/battery compartment. That rear lamp is the single most rusty, most beat up item on this entire tractor.
 

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If you want to get that lamp off, try some PBlaster. The stuff is unbeliveable. If that won't take it off, you will have to cut it off.
 
 
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