Oil change.

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Nickm
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Oil change.

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Just thought I'd renew the engine oil today.

But I have a small issue which means I'll have to partly redo the job tomorrow.

I finished the job and started the tractor and found pretty quickly there was significant oil leaking from the filter

Obviously I didn't get the new rubber sealing ring in quite the right place. (It didn't seem to want to go into the groove in the housing).

But upon further reflection I didn't see an existing rubber sealing ring when I removed the filter.

So, should there be a sealing ring there at all ( I assume there should). Or is the old one stuck in the housing which maybe I didn't notice?
It is pretty dark in the barn.

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Re: Oil change.

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Get some good light for this, you should renew the rubber seal, after removing all traces of previous seals. I think your leak is from a dirty seating with bits of old seal still on. You should also check the new seal as some can be damaged before you get them.
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Re: Oil change.

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Ok thanks sandy.
I reckon the old seal must still be in there then.

Hopefully I've not screwed up the new seal which was fine originally, other than not wanting to fit very easily.

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Re: Oil change.

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Lubricqte the new seal with some oil before fitting.
Do yo need to refresh the oil of the pump also?
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Re: Oil change.

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I should renew all the oil really.
Having said that, when I had the hydraulic cover off last year I topped that oil up which was pretty clean anyway. And I've changed the engine oil today.

Would you expect the oil light to take a few seconds to light after changing the oil? Usually it comes on pretty instantly.
( Mine has a more modern, non standard, warning light set up that I need to check over as well ).

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It will take a bit longer to build up pressure as it has to fill the filter first.
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