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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:16 am    Post subject: Knew I should have checked yesterday... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

... old 240U had leaked all the gas out and the spare gas is in the shed where I'll need to shovel some snow to get to it. Wife has given me orders to not shovel due to not having the best heart around, but I'll do a little at a time and get there. Cranked over good, but wouldn't start. I had the gas valve under the tank shut off, but it leaked out somewhere anyway.
Had over 1/2 tank of gas a month ago when I started it, but not today. Have a good foot of heavy wet snow, more than I figure the AWD SUV will go through and the city has been through and piled it up at the street.
Good thing is we really needed the moisture and this is wet. It will be like watering and fertilizing when it melts.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Knew I should have checked yesterday... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Are you sure it leaked out? Or did someone need
a little bit. Mine was drained by a snowmobiler
who smoked, I don't. He left tracks. ggp
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Knew I should have checked yesterday... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Those under tank valves will leak around the packing or around the glass bowl seal even when off. Should be some evidence of dripping however on or below the tractor. Even if those spots are not leaking, the valve may not close completely and leak through the carburetor.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Knew I should have checked yesterday... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

leej wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:18:40 02/21/13) Are you sure it leaked out? Or did someone need
a little bit. Mine was drained by a snowmobiler
who smoked, I don't. He left tracks. ggp


Someone else mentioned that, and after thinking about it for a while, it could be the case. It is parked in my front yard, next to a neighbor I don't trust. I had 1/2 tank or better missing once before and thought it was leaking, even though there was no real evidence of a leak. That's when I started shutting off the valve. Then no more leaks until this time, after running the tractor about a month ago, and filling the loader hydraulics which had leaked down some, and checking to be sure there was at least 1/2 tank of gas. I know there is a leak in the loader pump shaft seal and a small leak near the PS Char-Lynn torque generator, but never noticed evidence of a gas leak. With a foot or better of snow now, I wouldn't see that now anway.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Knew I should have checked yesterday... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Leaky fuel tank and you put the tractor inside a shed...........

You scare me! :>)

Allan
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Knew I should have checked yesterday... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Allan In NE wrote:
(quoted from post at 20:29:38 02/21/13) Leaky fuel tank and you put the tractor inside a shed...........

You scare me! :>)

Allan

I wish my shed was big enough to put the tractor inside. Got a couple of 5 gallon cans in the shed with the gas for tractor, garden tractor, mowers or whatever. Shed is only 12x16 with an 8x12 "lean too" extention. Poor old 240U has to sit outside.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: Knew I should have checked yesterday... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you haven"t been able to see any visual signs of leakage you are being ripped off. If you lost a half tank you should be able to see clear signs of it on the tractor such as peeling paint. I think you probably have a thief in your midst. Get one of those cheap trail cams and set it up somewhere close and I"ll bet you"ll find out where your gas is going.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Knew I should have checked yesterday... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Baelee05 wrote:
(quoted from post at 09:35:27 02/22/13) If you haven"t been able to see any visual signs of leakage you are being ripped off. If you lost a half tank you should be able to see clear signs of it on the tractor such as peeling paint. I think you probably have a thief in your midst. Get one of those cheap trail cams and set it up somewhere close and I"ll bet you"ll find out where your gas is going.

Think I'll start parking it in back after this snow is gone. Only evidence of leaks is hydraulic fluid. I should take the pump off and put in a new shaft seal... that's the worst leak I have. I have added about 2 1/2 gal. since I bought the tractor about 7-8 years ago, but most within the last 2 years so it's getting worse.
added: Amazing what a little gas will do. Fired right up after dumpung a 5 gallon can in her. opened up the driveway, not pretty, but should be able to get either vehicle out. The old '95 F-150 is sitting where it will have to melt first, but it pretty much stays hooked to the utility trailer and I won't need it for a while, but my AWD Hyundai Santa Fe and wife's LS should get out okay. We have a circle drive about 180' off the road and only opened one side as it's supposed to get into the 40s by Sunday and it should melt off.
 


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