Simms pump oil leak

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mikek
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Simms pump oil leak

Post by mikek » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:42 am

Hi
Leyland 344

noticed an oil leak, seems to be coming from the main gasket at the front end of the pump/ tractor where the pump connects .

Can this be changed without major expense on setting the pump up again?

Also can someone identify the Simms pump model please?

Many thanks



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Re: Simms pump oil leak

Post by diggerdeano » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:11 pm

check how much fluid is in the pump sometimes they will overfill with bypassed diesel and if the drain tube is blocked they overfill ,level( 1/2 in spanner) plug is near the throttle lever shaft and drain plug is underneath (7/16s spanner)refil with clean eng oil

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Re: Simms pump oil leak

Post by Rick Cobley » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:02 am

Hi, Is it leaking clean pump oil or dirty engine oil?

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Re: Simms pump oil leak

Post by mikek » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:37 pm

Sorry for delay its been madhouse haytiming. Thanks for replies Dean and Rick. The oil level in the pump looks ok just topped it up a bit .The oil type Is difficult to tell rick because its new oil in the engine so looks clean. Why did you ask this Rick do you think its a leak from other source?

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Re: Simms pump oil leak

Post by Rick Cobley » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:09 pm

Hi, If the oil was coloured then it is likely to be from the engine/timing case, if the oil is clean it is more likely to be from the pump. I would keep using the tractor until the sump oil becomes dirty then you will have a better idea of where the oil is coming from!

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Re: Simms pump oil leak

Post by mikek » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:50 am

thanks Rick

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