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53 ford tractor after rear main seal change

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smckinzie

07-05-2013 13:34:06
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I own a 53 Jubilee tractor. It was leaking oil out of the weep hole at a quart or two an hour. I went to the local New Holland dealer and obtained a two part rope seal. I pulled the main cap and installed the seal. I also applied Gasket maker aroung the edge of the seals to only find out that after starting the engine it leaks a little out the weep hole but has a pretty steady leak between the block and the tran. Leaking out the sides. Any suggestions

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smckinzie

07-10-2013 18:19:39
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 Re: 53 ford tractor after rear main seal change in reply to smckinzie, 07-05-2013 13:34:06  
I agree the wedges need changed I did not realize that there was more than the upper and lower rop seal. There is also a secondary seal in the enging block that looks like it needs replaced, as well........... What about a sneaky Pete............

Any suggestions.........



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showcrop

07-10-2013 18:47:02
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 Re: 53 ford tractor after rear main seal change in reply to smckinzie, 07-10-2013 18:19:39  
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The last one I did I used a split rubber lip seal there is an upper and a lower. I don't know about a secondary that you are referring to. Around that same time there was discussion about a kit, maybe called Vickers that was available at NAPA that used a special silicone with a special applicator to take the place of the wedges. The wedges are really a pain even when you have the block upside down on a stand. There is a tool, it may be called a sneaky Pete, for getting the upper rope seal out, without removing the crank, just letting it down a little.

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showcrop

07-08-2013 04:54:54
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 Re: 53 ford tractor after rear main seal change in reply to smckinzie, 07-05-2013 13:34:06  
Sounds like you did not replace the wedges at each end of the main cap.



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Ozlander

07-07-2013 19:13:15
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 Re: 53 ford tractor after rear main seal change in reply to smckinzie, 07-05-2013 13:34:06  
Probably a freeze plug on the rear of the engine, maybe where the cam is.



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Royse

07-07-2013 17:53:13
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 Re: 53 ford tractor after rear main seal change in reply to smckinzie, 07-05-2013 13:34:06  
A quart or two per hour? Really? That seems almost impossible.

Between the block and trans there shouldn't be any oil.

That should be dry around the clutch area.

I don't know what to suggest other than taking it apart and looking.

If it's that full of oil you'll probably need a new clutch anyway.



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