885 Oil leak

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carnanreagh
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885 Oil leak

Post by carnanreagh » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:35 pm

Hey there.

First of all wanted to say thanks for the replies on my question about an 885 wiring loom but didn't want to bump an old thread.

My cousin and I recently gave his 885 an extensive service. This included a Seafoaming. I know, I know :D Anyway this seemed to work wonders and a lot of lost power returned to the engine but now when the tractor is run for a while engine oil starts to leak from the place show in the picture. It is quite small in amount and stops pretty quickly after the tractor stops.

Any ideas what's causing this and what needs to be done?

Thanks in advance!

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RE: 885 Oil leak

Post by Guest » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:19 pm

The rear engine crankshaft seal is on its way out. The only way you will stop the leak is to split the tractor, remove the clutch and flywheel and renew the seal.

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RE: 885 Oil leak

Post by carnanreagh » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:55 pm

Thanks for the reply. Bigger job than I hoped. Guess it gives me an opportunity to inspect the clutch. Is this the seal that I'm after?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DAVID-BROWN-R ... _500wt_969

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RE: 885 Oil leak

Post by Guest » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:52 pm

Nothing near. It's a 'rope' type that comes in two halves and fits inside the two halves of the seal housing, aluminium, that encircles the rear of the crank, you'll see what I mean when you get in there.

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Post by Alchad » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:38 am

test post

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Post by carnanreagh » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:01 pm

Thanks Powerrabbit. Found the part.

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Post by Guest » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:41 pm

Looking at the eBay link again, the gasket looks like one of the types used on each half of the crank seal housing between the mating surfaces of the housing halves and the block face.

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