Thank you so much for the detailed reply. I have to apoligize. The tractor has not ran for 6 to 8 months due to this problem. So I am just now getting back to it and I am working off of memory. This is what I remeber. all oil levels are full. After operating the tractor started pushing oil out of the dipstick. there was also oil coming out by the starter.
on an urelated note to the above prblems. Have you ever had issues with water getting into the Hydrolic system after a rain?