DoubleDogFarm
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Customer's John Deere GX325 Saved $1000.00

about anyway. :D

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A customer of mine has been adding transmission oil to his John Deere GX325 because of a leaking Transaxle. He was told by the dealer, they need to replace the upper case $498.00 and the lower case $254.00. :shock:

Separating the two halves and inspecting found no cracks. What I did find was missing sealant. The sealant that was left was very gummy. The hydraulic fluid must have dissolved the factory sealant.
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I cleaned up the mated surfaces and applied a gear oil resistant gasket maker. I'll leave it to cure overnight. Tomorrow I will fill the transaxle with hydraulic oil and leave it on the bench. If it doesn't leak, back it goes into the lawn tractor.

Eric

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LA47
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Good for you! DH works on various lawn equipment for friends and is re-building a J.D. 314 of his own.

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Ah Rats! It does have a hairline crack.

I filled the transaxle this morning with hydraulic oil. Came back sometime later and notice a small spot of oil. :twisted: From this picture the leak is in this area.
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Drained the oil back out. Flipped the transaxle over and thoroughly cleaned around the exterior problem area. Mixed up some J B Weld and filled the void and crack. I hope!! Test it again tomorrow.
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Eric
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Good old JB weld, you can even machine it.



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