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Yellow Snow...

The other day I was clearing the EOD and I came across a patch of yellow snow behind the machine. I panicked a bit and immediately stopped the machine thinking maybe the drain plug had fallen off and the oil had drained out. I checked for leaks and there were none. I also checked the dipstick and it was down a tiny bit so I filled it to the full mark. The machine hasn't leaked at all since so my only conclusion is it was a neighbourhood dog that had left its mark, not the machine.


The moral of the story is: Watch out where you go and don't you eat that yellow snow...


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Ha Ha, that is funny unless its you that finds it. I use an old farm tractor at a property in the bush north of Huntsville Ontario. I few years ago, I came back to the cabin with it and stopped in the yard which has a generous portion of sand in the driveway. Just as I did the shutdown I noticed a circle, maybe 18" across, that was soaked and closer inspection showed there was actually yellow liquid puddled on the surface which quickly disappeared. After checking near by, I found some very fresh deer tracks in the sand, so someone else had been there to mark his/her spot. BTW, its wasn't right under the tractor.
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It could possibly be that your gear box might have a seal that is leaking. I would find trials of gear box oil every now and then prior to having mine rebuilt this past fall. I always new it was gear box oil because of the bad smell that the oil has.
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Even tour topic makes me smile, and I guess that what I think figured in the morale xDDD
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when I read such topic names - it always makes me smile, but to be true I guessed what you mention in the end of the story xDDD
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