I placed an "ad" in the "Want to Buy" forum that I'd like to buy a LA John Deere. I have located one but it just pours oil out the front seal. Or at least that's where we think it's coming from, we haven't removed the front radiator cover to really find out.
The owner said the motor was reworked about 3 year ago and can't explain the oil pouring out the front seal. In his words," It just started." I wonder if the seal housing is worn so badly it will not allow the seal to do it's job?
At any rate, I'd appreciate some advice on this problem and even about buying the tractor in this condition. Anyone ever replace the front main seal in a LA before?
He's asking $3k for it and it's been freshly painted but not restored. Seems a little high to me for the condition the motor is in.
Any thoughts or advice appreciated.