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Td15c leaking hydraulic track tightener


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You have to break the track and then slide the idler out enough to get the cylinder out, hopefully it's not pitted to bad.

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I’m sure it would be difficult to estimate the time required very accurately. A machine this age, you never know what you might find. A lot will depend on how hard the track is to separate. Has the master link been butchered by the previous owner(s)? Will whoever does the repair use a pin press or drive the pin out the hard way? I can’t imagine what it would take to break the track on mine. The master link has been welded and rewelded and then rewelded again just for good measure. I plan to just torch my link in half and then replace it when I can get around to it. I’ve had my own ongoing project for awhile and track work is expensive. Check availability on all the parts before you do anything drastic. 

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You might want to look into a much heavier grease, pending repair. There is also a sealing wax product used to seal large gas valves after they have been cycled. It does not harm a precision gas valve and cleans up easy enough when rebuilding. You should be able to find options at an industrial supply house.

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Back in the day on the older machines guys would pump up the adjuster, measure the distance between idler yoke and piston cylinder, cut and split a section of pipe to fit over and clamp together. Not rite nor pretty but got them thru. 

Just my thoughts, John 

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I replaced the valve with the grease zerk.  On the first go around as I filled it with grease, grease came out between the valve and the body of the tightened.   I checked that I had tightened it enough and I think I did

so I removed it and put an oring on the valve and reinstalled it.   I don’t think it leaked grease this time.  Any thoughts on this.  The manual doesn’t show an o ring

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Any thing can be improved if it sealed it itis a good thing. My 150 had a stuck adjuster when i bought it. I hard piped a porta-power pump to it and was able to break it loose, then followed the oil with grease. I havn't had any more trouble out of it.

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