bx23s loader hydraulic leak?

nw010101

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Oct 2, 2022
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I noticed a few drops of hydraulic fluid and then saw this messy connection to the loader tilt piston. I'm not very experienced with hydraulics. Is a little leakage normal, something I can fix, or a major problem?


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GreensvilleJay

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NO !
NO 'leakage' in any hydraulic system is 'normal' nor should it be ignored.

If anyone says otherwise, then please , give me just a dollar a day from your bank account. It's just a dollar, no big deal, eh !!

You should carefully clean the entire area, use clean rags and then wiped down with 'spray brake cleaner', wipe again.
When clean, carefully tighten the fittings using properly sized wrenches NOT adjustables.
 

58Ford

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I wouldn’t use brake clean.


So, if you do get brake cleaner on your car paint, it will damage the paint. This occurrence is due to the various chemicals in the cleaner and how they react to the paint. It wouldn't, however, be a clean removal of car paint. The interaction of the cleaner and paint would cause the latter to peel and chip.
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A clean shop towel and a bit of effort will remove 90%. For the rest I would just use some warm water and a mild degreaser. I don’t know if we have any clear coat on our kubotas. We absolutely do not have as much as a new vehicle.
 
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DustyRusty

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New Kubota tractors are powder coated, and it will fade like paint, but they will not hold up like paint.