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01-16-2013 05:23:13

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I have a early 35 A I need some help with. I don't know how it happen but the oil filter canister in the bottom of the main case is dented in on top. With it being like this it will not let the cup on the bottom of the filter seal off properly and keep it from leaking oil. The canister is part number A515R. It was used in serial # 410000-424024 (34-35). My first question is how do you get that canister out of the case? Second question is does anyone know of a junked 34 or 35 A that I could get this part out of. Thanks for any help.


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01-17-2013 05:45:01

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 Re: Unstyled A in reply to cumminspuller, 01-16-2013 05:23:13  
Thanks guys for the responces. I'll try and look the regulator and check it out. The tractor has sat for a while. It ran back in the late summer for the first time in about 15 years. That was when I happen to notice the leak. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks Chris

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01-16-2013 17:30:45

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 Re: Unstyled A in reply to cumminspuller, 01-16-2013 05:23:13  
Frank is right. Any canister you get from another maincase is liable to be drawn down in a similar way. I have found the best way to straighten them in the tractor is to remove the stud and the regulator on top. Take a piece of hardwood and make it about as round as you can (like a post) and nice and flat on the end. Don't make it fit too close to the bore of the canister due to the radius at the end. Have someone hold another piece of wood, or block of steel on the topside to counter the one from below and pound on it a bit to flatten the regulator mounting surface. The canister is actually quite soft.
If the canister moves at all it is liable to leak and you might as well remove it then and straighten it on the bench. It's not too bad of a job if you have the right stuff to drive it out with, and back in. Put some sealer on it if you have to remove and reinstall it. If you want to get real fancy you can make a press out of two steel discs the proper size. Drill and thread a hole in the center of one and a larger through hole in the other. Install one on each side and draw them together with a bolt.

Rich is right too. Better take a good look at the regulator to make sure it's not damaged. Also take a good look at the canister near the bottom of the case. If the tractor has sat for years with moisture/acidity present, the can may be thin, sometimes even riddled with holes.
Let us know how it goes.

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01-16-2013 06:34:46

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 Re: Unstyled A in reply to cumminspuller, 01-16-2013 05:23:13  
Chris, SM2004 for a model B shows the procedure for replacing the canister.


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01-16-2013 05:56:55

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 Re: Unstyled A in reply to cumminspuller, 01-16-2013 05:23:13  
Chris, Big job getting the canister out. It's a press fit in the maincase. You remove the insides of the canister and take the top piece off through the top of the maincase. Then you can straighten the top of the canister from the bottom carefully. Over the years most of these canisters are pulled down at the top from overtightening the nut holding the cap. Lots of times when the filter was changed the gasket was not replaced and people just over tightened the nut. Good luck.


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01-16-2013 06:08:14

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 Re: Unstyled A in reply to FrankDDavis, 01-16-2013 05:56:55  
Chris, You will probably find the regulator on top also broken due to the same over tighting.

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