Yes, but that's the best way to find where a leak is actually coming from. I know it is leaking at the belt pulley, and somewhere underneath the transmission. It may be the front seal. I have also discovered that the pto doesn't work. The lever isn't putting it into gear. I have several old cans of various colors of spray paint, and I may put some on the wheels and rims for some temporary rust control. They seem to be in good shape, and anything would offer some protection. With another gulley washer last night, it won't be seeing fieldwork anytime soon.John M said:Aint that fun to do?! I love finding factory paint!! Only porblem ive ever run into though, is sometimes after cleaning off years of hard caked on dirt and grease, a leak starts that wasnt there before!