Minding my P's & Q's
Ya mean check the check valves in the one I just put back together? Yeah that intellectual curiosity might bug me for a while but I think I'll get over it. Maybe not as right now I'm wondering if the pressure leak is from wear on the check valve or wear where it contacts the bore in the center section. That's kinda making me want to take the assumed good one out of the donor and try it in the original.
I could have done without that thought. The suspect one on the original, which is now completely put back together, is the one on the motion control lever side of the pump. I could get that out pretty easily by removing the fender and gas tank (again) and not even loose any oil.
Probably a lot more than anybody really wants to know about a 20 yr old trans. I'm thinking probably more than I wanted to know about it.
You are wrong hydraulic oil breath. (Channeling Ed McMahon on the Johnny Carson tonight show)
I for one am very interested in what you have done. I own a GT with the same trans. And actively looking for another one or two. Either as a parts donor and/or good working machine.
You have done a great job on this. And we appreciate cha.
The older tractors are the better tractors.
You are right, you can get that one out as you described. Without removing the trans from the tractor. I had mine out at one time and found the surface of the valve was a little rough. Spun it in a drill locked in a vise and smoothed it with 800 and 1200 grit cloth backed emery cloth and a hard block backer. Made a little difference. But found the real problem I was trying to solve was the whole transaxle was loose in the tractor and shifting position as I drove forward or back.
Will try pushing mine with the bypass in drive position. Already know if I park it nose down on the hill it will creep very slowly forward with a load in a cart, unless I put the parking brake on. Don't know about reverse though.