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nass1103
08-11-2008, 12:20 PM
:waving:HELLO OUT THERE
JUST BOUGHT THIS 371 BOBCAT, IS 1973 TO DO SOME WORK AROUND THE HOUSE, GUESS I PUSHED IT TOO MUCH, GOT SOME LEAK FROM THE GASKET ON TOP OF THE BIG PAN UNDER FOOT PEDAL, TOOK IT APART, DRAIN THE OIL,(DIRTY, FOAMY, AND HEAVY OIL, LOTS OF IT) REMOVED THE GASKET WHICH WAS FOUR PIECES, CLEAN THE EDGES, MADE MY OWN MAN MADE ONE PIECE GASKET, READY TO PUT IT TOGETHER, WONDERING IF I AM DOING THIS RIGHT? ANYBODY OUT THERE!!! ANY GOOD IDEA... CHECK ANYTHINGS BEFORE PUTTING IT TOGETHER,,,,,NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE,,,I'M HANDY BUT NOT A BOBCAT WIZ'S!!!!!ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS

JoeyD
08-11-2008, 12:34 PM
LOL.......Mods please move to the tractor topic section!!!

cgaengineer
08-15-2008, 05:34 PM
Wow...clueless!

TXNSLighting
08-15-2008, 05:46 PM
My goodness...How dumb do you have to be...

The Lighting Geek
08-15-2008, 07:48 PM
I would plant something in the seat area and in the bucket, put a couple of Stellars to wash it and call it yard art.

David Gretzmier
08-16-2008, 12:10 AM
Just another example of what happens to folks who use par 36's instead of mr16's. take note, this could happen to YOU. :nono:

TPnTX
08-16-2008, 09:11 AM
Come on guys! Help a brother-from-another-mother out!

I think it's safe to assume your gasket will fail. I suggest you call bobcat and purchase the correct gasket kit. Then sell the bobcat as clearly you are a flawed individual and should not operate heavy equipment.

cgaengineer
08-16-2008, 09:46 AM
Come on guys! Help a brother-from-another-mother out!

I think it's safe to assume your gasket will fail. I suggest you call bobcat and purchase the correct gasket kit. Then sell the bobcat as clearly you are a flawed individual and should not operate heavy equipment.

Not to mention that the oil...since its foamy, it contains water...sounds like this Bobcat is a host of other problems.

Lite4
08-16-2008, 10:23 AM
I cant believe this thread has received 7 replies, oh wait..... make that 8.

Oasis-Outdoor
08-17-2008, 10:17 PM
One bit of advice when posting....

JoeyD
08-18-2008, 02:19 PM
LOL! This thread is awesome!

freddyc
08-18-2008, 04:51 PM
Replace the hydraulic fluid as described in the owners manual...but before you do..

if you have the pan off inspect all the chains and sprockets for wear. The chain tension I believe has 1/4 deflection on all chains. If you've adjusted the chains make sure the seals on the shafts are OK...at that age, if you don't have the fluid in yet, just replace them all now.

When putting the fluid back in, make sure not to over fill---remember you're putting it in cold. There are small bolts on the machine sides to check fill level.


I assume you have the 16hp kohler in it too??


Side note----- the drain ports in the engine compartment get plugged with debris easily...make sure to keep them clean or your gas tank will be sitting half under water.

jdmcat
08-19-2008, 12:49 AM
did you check the blinker fluid?