My name is Chad I have a 600 50s model ford tractor. Having an issue with leaking fluid not sure what goes in the hole it's coming out of. Anyone know what this would be ?
Thanks for the info very much appreciated 👍Below is a pic of a cotter key in a casting on my 445 Long. It allows leaking oil to drain, acts as a vent, and keeps trash and insects from entering. A leak is most likely caused at a shaft seal or front and rear main engine seals. A.small amount of oil can often look like alot. My Long's front main seal leaked a little when I got it in 1981, and now I think the rear main seal leakes a little. It would have to be much worse for me to consider opening it up and fixing it. I mowed about 20 acres of spring hay with it pulling a 472 NH haybine. The engine oil level still reads.full. To put a cotter key in your Ford will require you to drain the oil and remove the inspection plate. I suggest.that you consider putting an aluminum pie shell pan under it to catch the leaking oil and see how much of a leak you have and then decide what action to take.
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