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Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD...

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Will Herring

07-29-2007 14:12:45




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Probably one of the first WDs to come out, this one has a straight shifter with a flat knob on top of it. Anyway, the owner says that in about 1990 or so, he was running it and oil started running out of the rear of the tractor. He was fairly vague, but said he could only get it to go in reverse for awhile, until finally it wouldn't move at all. I am completely lost as to what would cause this problem, or how to even think about fixing it. Surely it's just some blown seals around the back wheels?

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Texas Denny

07-29-2007 19:55:47




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 Re: Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD... in reply to Will Herring, 07-29-2007 14:12:45  
Back in about 1963, this same happened to me while plowing with a WD. I could go in reverse but forward was completely locked up. When it was taken apart, there was no gear oil in the rear end. It didn't take much to fix it. I think a couple seals and maybe one gear. I didn't do the repair (in high school at the time), so I don't know exactly what was done. My dad said it was not major. When we got it back, everything seemed exactly as it was before the lockup.

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old

07-29-2007 14:31:45




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 Re: Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD... in reply to Will Herring, 07-29-2007 14:12:45  
Well till you have it home and can fill it with something you can never know for sure what the problem is. What I would do is fill it with used oil for say a car or truck that you changed the oil in. That way you will not be throwing away good high $$ oil just to find the leak. Plus doing it that way will help flush out the rear end and tranny. A leak like that could be from a lot of places on it and some aren't all that bad but others can be very bad like a crack some place maybe

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Will Herring

07-29-2007 14:34:56




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 Re: Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD... in reply to old, 07-29-2007 14:31:45  
Which plug is for the oil to the back end of the tractor? Is it the one over by the foot brakes, behind the hydraulic fill spot? Or is there somewhere else?



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old

07-29-2007 14:58:40




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 Re: Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD... in reply to Will Herring, 07-29-2007 14:34:56  
I had to go out and look to be sure on that. Just below the clutch pedal is the fill spot for the tranny/rear end. You got lucky I have a WD parked not 100 feet from the house right now so it was easy to go out and look.



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Will Herring

07-29-2007 17:53:28




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 Re: Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD... in reply to old, 07-29-2007 14:58:40  
Awesome, many thanks. I went out and took about 3 photos of the old girl tonight so that I can hopefully upload them to you so you can see what I'm talking about in terms of how beat up this thing is from sitting out.

I just wish I had a shed I could get the thing into... I need to get out of college and get a place of my own with a workshop.



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old

07-29-2007 18:32:16




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 Re: Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD... in reply to Will Herring, 07-29-2007 17:53:28  
Well last fall I built a shed for the tractors, just a lean to open on one side and before I got it done it was full of tractors. So even if you had a shed it takes no time at all to fill one up. I have a 32X32 and a 20X40 and in the winter they are both full and I still have to leave a few out side. At least this year I built a hay barn so that will open up a good bit of space for the tractors I hope

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Will Herring

07-29-2007 20:24:35




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 Re: Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD... in reply to old, 07-29-2007 18:32:16  
If worst comes to worst, I can always put my tractor in the garage where my car goes, since I have a short muffler on my WD and the door clearance is about 6'04". But my trailer is parked at my grandpa's in his garage, and my 3 bottom plow is at my uncle's in the back of his shed. I need a place of my own to store all this stuff, but I also am trying to acquire a few more implements, but having a place to store them is the impending problem; as you said.

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old

07-29-2007 21:55:42




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 Re: Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD... in reply to Will Herring, 07-29-2007 20:24:35  
Sounds like you need to start looking for some land. I think maybe you have the cart in front of the horse so to speak. LOL. But on the other hand if you got some land you might end up like me and have almost as many tractors as you do acres. I have 44 acres of land and about 30 tractors.



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Will Herring

07-31-2007 15:24:03




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 Re: Strange leak out of rear end of early model WD... in reply to old, 07-29-2007 21:55:42  
I agree. I most definitely got the cart before the horse, or at least before I got the barn for the cart and the horse.



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