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I've nearly stripped the head on the fluid fill bolt on the top of the trans trying to get it off and it won't budge!! I've soaked it with WD40 to no avail. I'm begining to think I'm not going to get this off. How difficult is it to pull the top trans cover? Will the linkages for the shifter only go in one way? I don't wanna mess it up. Thanks!
 

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Now theres an idea! Didn't even think about that. Standby status...
 

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Well, that didn't work. Is there anyway else to fill this thing?
 

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I'm assuming it's om your 8n???
If so take the wire off the starter button, then take the trans top copver off. Watch as you remove the cover the detent ball spring towards the rear of the cover doesn't come out cause sometime they will stick to the bottom of the cover. flip it over and You should be able to loosen it up.

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That makes things difficult, sometimes you need the hammering effect of the impact. Oxy/acyetlyne torches are the greatest thing to own up here in the salt belt. Do you have a 6 sided socket to put on it and a big hammer to hit the socket wrench maybe give the vibration you need.
 

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IMO I think it's better to remove the cover in case the reason he can't get the fill cap off it due to rust. there would be no sence to knock rust into the trans case.
And I should have mentioned to take a battery cable off so as not to ground the the wire from the starter button.

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WD40 is not a very good penetrating oil
it's junk and not worth buying!

don't heat the bolt it self! heat the out side. take the torch off spray PB blaster on it. reheat and repeat. don't go head on and try to pull it right out. work it. left and right, a little at a time until it comes out.

with propane, it's going to take a while to get it good and hot.
 

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I used a six sided 1/2 in socket, and a two ft long torque wench that is just for busting stuff loose. It is nice to keep and old wench like that around for lugs and other hard torqued stuff..
 

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Well I took a little more time with the torch and worked it back and forth and it came out! Yeah, WD40 is junk but it was lying around and I had already been into town lol. I think it was due in part to the paint job someone did to this tractor at which time it was painted over. Thanks for tthe suggestions and the help. This site is great!
 
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