- Jan 11, 2021
- Al Pat
Maybe someone has ran into this issue at some point. My 129's k301 oil pan front left engine mount hole has a crack in the cast aluminum on the inside of the pan like someone at one time has ran and over torqued too long of an engine mount bolt in it at some point in it's lifetime. This is the last leak I'm trying to combat on this tractor and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions or experience with a type of silicone or sealant that I may have good luck using on the engine mount bolt or up in the hole to prevent the little bit of oil I get seeping down through the threads of the bolt and onto the pan/cradle between the frame rails and eventually the few drips down to the concrete? I have tried permatex ultra black silicone on the bolt threads after draining the oil and cleaning the hole and threads out with brake cleaner and letting it cure for a couple days before refilling with oil and I seem to be back to the same oil leak already. Any suggestions/ideas welcomed! Just trying to prevent pulling this engine yet another time after the multiple times already and I finally have the oil pan gasket to where it doesn't seem to be seeping anymore oil so I would like to leave it all intact. I'm sure I'll get the answer to just do it correctly and try finding a replacement/donor oil pan but that's what I was trying to prevent, lol. Hopefully I can find a remedy to my issue and that the next time I'm pulling this engine is to swap it out with a 14hp k321 if I can come across a good one for a decent price in my area.