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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-30-2019, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down John Deere Z810A wanting attention

Ok, so I revisit the shop and take a look around trying to figure out, where to start first?

Well, got one possible answer...



I'm hoping it's just the plastic/nylon drain elbow..

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Good thing you saw that before hopping on and taking off across the yard with it.
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Dried up seal?

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Dunno yet, I spent the day cleaning and reorganizing the shop so I can start messing around with stuff again. Kind of a fresh start for the new year!
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Ok, so I wiped her down, topped off the oil, ran it and let it sit over night with a plastic drip tray (Cut down butter container) and located the leak where I suspected. It was the nylon/plastic drain valve assy. Not sure if it was the internal O-ring or a crack but it was just too easy to replace the whole thing in one shot.
New parts were @$10.00 from JD.


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I've looked at the plastic cap on my Kohler CV15 and thought about just threading a section of iron pipe and cap on it. Now that it's 18 years old (man where did that time go? ) I think I will do that come spring. Sooner or later it will crack and if it happens while mowing and I don't get it shut down right away it gets a whole lot more expensive to fix in a hurry.

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I've looked at the plastic cap on my Kohler CV15 and thought about just threading a section of iron pipe and cap on it. Now that it's 18 years old (man where did that time go? ) I think I will do that come spring. Sooner or later it will crack and if it happens while mowing and I don't get it shut down right away it gets a whole lot more expensive to fix in a hurry.
Yeah, that's the last thing you need is silence when you don't want it.. Even with a low oil pressure/level cut off switch, I wouldn't want to take the chance.

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So I attacked the ol' girl today, changed the leaky drain valve, oil & filter, greased the wheels and blade spindles and blew out all the engine fins, cracks and crevices so I should be ready to go for spring!



Leak checked and all good to go!



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