I grew up around John Deere B tractors, but I don't remember all the details of changing the oil. I started to change the oil on my recently acquired 1950 B (serial number 201,000 +) and the plug comes out of the oil filter bottom just fine, but I can't seem to get the filter bottom out.
Do I need a special tool? The manual just says "remove" it and then the element, but the picture isn't clear that there are any threads. Is it just a friction fit, or is it threaded?
What is the best way to get the filter bottom out of the belly of the tractor, so I can change the oil filter element?
You are talking about the "bell shaped" bottom cover (part #15). If you have the nut (part #17) off of the center of it, it should come off. It may be imbedded in its gasket, which is a large o-ring (#14). I would whack it on all sides with a rubber hammer or a dead-blow hammer to jar it loose. Lemme know if that works.
And.... The next day, Bill wrote back with the following...
I took a 16 oz hammer and used a short length of 2 x 4 against the bottom cover. I guess I was being too gentle at first. I really whacked it this time and it came loose.
Thank you very much for the help!
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