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Blackriver    Posted 02-09-2017 at 20:57:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 53 Jubilee fluid leak
  • I have a 53 Jubilee that I bought last fall. This is my first ever tractor, so my experience is limited. My wife and I bought a small 30 acre farm, and we bought the tractor to use there, but we are still in the process of building a home on the acreage, and the tractor has been parked in my shed and has only seen light use, just being driven around the block a little. I go out and start it a couple times a week, and always check fluids and coolant. The tractor had a small pinhole leak in the radiator, and I took the hood off to see about repairing it. I used some Bars Leaks in the radiator and it seemed to seal the hole. But when I was running the tractor to warm the engine I noticed fluid dripping from the bellhousing at a pretty steady rate. On closer inspection it seems to be coming from around the starter, and a little is also coming from the peep hole on the other side that is used to view timing marks on the flywheel. I had noticed a little fluid on the ground before, but I thought I had a leaking hydraulic line. Problem is, due to my inexperience I can't really tell if the fluid is engine oil or trans fluid or what....my uncle thought it could also be coolant but it doean't really look like coolant to me. It's kind of a dirty, oily fluid. A friend suggested I change all the fluids, which I did, and I checked the cotter pin drain underneath the tractor, and it leaks fluid a little. The fluid only seems to leak when the tractor is running. I've searched the web and found that it could be the rear main seal, input shaft seal, or leaking freeze plug...I could sure use some insight if anyone has any to give!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-10-2017 at 05:18:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 53 Jubilee fluid leak
  • Not being a smart a$$ but all Ford Tractor leak. That's why we have the weep hole in the oil pan with the cotter pin to keep it clear.


    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 02-11-2017 at 18:22:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 53 Jubilee fluid leak
  • hehe!

    I sure as heck hope there is not a weep hole in the OIL PAN !!!!

    JMOR    Posted 02-11-2017 at 19:02:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 53 Jubilee fluid leak
  • As a matter of fact, Mr. Dorsi, it is in the oil pan. In the portion of the oil pan casting that covers the bottom of the flywheel/clutch/pressure plate area. But we do see your concern. It isn't in the oil reservoir area, but behind it.

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 02-11-2017 at 22:33:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • I stand corrected !
  • I always considered that area as part of the flywheel housing.

    JMOR    Posted 02-12-2017 at 14:21:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: I stand corrected !
  • No big deal....many probably don't recognize that it is all one casting.

    JMOR    Posted 02-09-2017 at 23:26:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Quantity? Ounces per day, week. month? Mine all keep the dust down in the shed.

    Blackriver    Posted 02-10-2017 at 19:02:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • When the engine is running, it's leaking far too fast, it's a steady flow. It's not just a slow leak when sitting.

    JMOR    Posted 02-11-2017 at 07:25:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • With a sizable leak, you should very soon be able to determine which is low, the engine oil or the hydraulic, or transmission, or????? Whatever place it is leaking from has to be dropping in level.

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