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Offline Lancer

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leaky MTD valve and replacement/fix options
« on: January 02, 2020, 01:15:46 PM »
My 2016 cub cadet log splitter control valve (MTD manufacturer) is leaking at the detent cover.  Simple fix would be to replace the O-ring, but MTD only sells the complete valve (>$243).  

I was wondering if I could replace MTD with the EnergyMFG valve (<$100), they look identical in almost every respect.  EnergyMFG support is excellent and they will send seals and bearings for free.

Or, does anyone have a comment on replacing the seal in an MTD valve (Part#718-04706P)


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Re: leaky MTD valve and replacement/fix options
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 03:23:50 PM »
If it's just an O-ring get some measurements and go to a good auto parts place and get an o-ring. Most manufacturers use standard size o-rings and seals.

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Re: leaky MTD valve and replacement/fix options
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 08:29:44 PM »
Mine did the same thing. 
My valve didnt have a Oring in it. 
They wanted $255 for a new valve from the Mtd distributors. 
I was able to buy a new valve directly from the manufacturer for $136 shipped to my door. 
PM if you would like the info where I bought it from. 
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Re: leaky MTD valve and replacement/fix options
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 08:37:59 PM »
The valves are generic, just replace it with one that has the same thread. A lot easier than trying to rebuild one that was likely made overseas
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