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Unexpected oil change!

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Hi guys,

It is prime leaf collection season here at Golden Cove and as I was getting going with the 446 this morning I noticed an extreme amount of oil pumping out on my mower deck and lawn! You guessed it, a hydraulic pipe split...which worries me. Anyhow of to TSC I went to get some new hoses. So I find myself changin the oil in my hyrdaulic system least I know it is clean!

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Let me know when you get out here again if the tractor is quieter with the rubber hoses. Mine has a terrible hydraulic whine, and I was thinking about changing to hoses too.
I rarely use anything on NPT fittings. They are tapered and designed for an interference fit. I have never had a leak just making sure they are tight, or over snug. I gave up long ago making sure things were "stupid tight", I got tired of replacing broken stuff.:fing20:
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