Bobcat 371 leaking oil

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Lani

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Had a spring break in the lift-tilt and - wouldnt go to neutral and the pump got really hot - had the controls fixed and now have a really big puddle of oil from the hydrolics about mid point under bobcat- cant see where it is comming from thought it might be comming from the pully shaft but am unsure how to proceed any suggestions appreciated
 

Tazza

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There are so many places you can get leaks no one could say pump, controls, motors without seeing it. If your machine is dirty, give it a good de-grease and wash it out so you have a chance of finding the leak. Give it a bit of a work and lift the cab and see if you can find it.
It could be as simple as a hose fitting that wasn't tightened up after the work was done on the controls (i have seen that after it came back from a dealer),
How do you know the pump got hot? and why did it get hot? the oil cooler should have taken care of the heat
Alos, what model machine do you have?
Good luck!
 

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There are so many places you can get leaks no one could say pump, controls, motors without seeing it. If your machine is dirty, give it a good de-grease and wash it out so you have a chance of finding the leak. Give it a bit of a work and lift the cab and see if you can find it.
It could be as simple as a hose fitting that wasn't tightened up after the work was done on the controls (i have seen that after it came back from a dealer),
How do you know the pump got hot? and why did it get hot? the oil cooler should have taken care of the heat
Alos, what model machine do you have?
Good luck!
Sorry, just re-read the post and it shows it as being a 371.
I think i need glasses!
 

Lani

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Sorry, just re-read the post and it shows it as being a 371.
I think i need glasses!
I took off the fender and found it is leaking around the clutch adjustment - al the fittings seem to be dripping also if anyone can suggest where I might find a used cage I would appreciate hearing - I live in Spokane Wa - thanks again
 

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I took off the fender and found it is leaking around the clutch adjustment - al the fittings seem to be dripping also if anyone can suggest where I might find a used cage I would appreciate hearing - I live in Spokane Wa - thanks again
The only place you would get a used ROPS is the paper or e-bay, Bobcat will never sell a used ROPS (i have tried this before). They just aren't allowed to for safety regulations.
As for your oil leak, i don't know enough about these machines to be of much help, sorry.
All i can suggest is to try and tighten the leaking fittings and see how you go from there.
 
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