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tony    Posted 07-05-2020 at 21:04:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • miller
  • a drip of gear oil on the left rear.
    Since its new to me I am doing both axle seals and bearings.
    Seller didn't have rear axle nut to torch specs. 450 ft lbs. trashed seal but not taking chances on the bearing.
    looks like complete rebuild.
    I guess being 1947 8n its can have a drip...

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 07-06-2020 at 12:33:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Both of mine mark their territory with an occasional drip. Before redoing axle seals, make sure nut is tight and sump isn't overfilled. Dipsticks may not be original or marked correctly for the tractor. With tractor parked on level ground front-to-back and left-to right remove the bottom bolt from the left or right inspection cover. When fluid stops running out, it's at the right level. Now check with dipstick and make a new mark for the correct level. With the correct level and tight hubs, the axle seals may be ok.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-06-2020 at 03:49:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • As a newbie Tony, do you have the Essential Manuals for your 8N? Manuals are vital to your toolshed/shop. Avoid guessing. An early 8N has the front mount distributor and early steering box, and the generator on RH side of engine to name a few facts you need to know. The s/n year is not critical unless it has a 5 digit or less serial number AND you plan to restore to all original.


    Tim Daley(MI)

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