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PostSubject: Question about making a drain for my peerless 814   Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:43 pm

The Peerless 814 trans in my murray gets submerged under water in the creek I ride in a lot. It gets water inside it so rather than take the trans out and split it open every week, I want to make a drain. So my question is where should I put this drain, and how should I make it? I don't want it to stick off the bottom of the case because it would get ripped off pretty quickly. I also plan to make a vent in the top and add a grease port.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about making a drain for my peerless 814   Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:44 pm

Drain it out the vent.

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PostSubject: Re: Question about making a drain for my peerless 814   Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:47 pm

Maybe on the back of the bottom case so you can just tip the front of the tractor up and have it come out. Sounds like you need some axle seals and rtv the case seals.

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PostSubject: Re: Question about making a drain for my peerless 814   Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:57 pm

yeah seems like having any kinda water get in your case is a bad idea and best prevented!
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PostSubject: Re: Question about making a drain for my peerless 814   Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:25 pm

Drill and tap a pipe plug for drain.


It's not easy sealing up most of these transaxles, usually you still have a spot for water to enter.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about making a drain for my peerless 814   Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:49 pm

Make damn good and sure you're drilling a thick area of the casting!

You may be better to just get an oil extractor, and draw it out thru the vent. PITA, but safe.

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PostSubject: Re: Question about making a drain for my peerless 814   Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:43 pm

im sure the axle seals are bad and I plan on getting new ones this summer but the reason it gets water in it is because when I took the trans apart for the first time the snap ring that held the gear onto the end of the input shaft was damaged so I welded the gear back on. because of this, if I torque down the case bolts the gear teeth don't have enough lash and the trans locks up. I put on a thick coat of gasket maker to let the gears move properly, which allows water to get in around the axles. I plan on getting a new input shaft assembly soon though.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about making a drain for my peerless 814   Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:40 am

Grinding a bit off the end of the input shaft may give you the lash you need

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