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I have had this Massey Ferguson 275, for probably 12 years. When I traded for it, none of the gauges worked and I have not fixed them. Yesterday my oil pressure line started leaking. Am I missing something or can I just block off this line and continue to use the tractor or does it have to be replaced?

Probably a stupid question, but would appreciate anyone's thoughts.
 

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Hi Need_another_tractor, welcome to the forum!

I believe you have a pressure switch just before the gauge?
It should look something like this:

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The switch is needed because it cuts out the electrical charging when the engine is off, and during cranking/starting the engine. When the oil pressure is up, the switch closes and the alternator starts charging.

If you want to block the oil pressure line, you have to do that after the switch, otherwise you will not get the battery charged.
Thanks!! I will just replace everything. I just wanted to make sure I could run it a little, just enough to get it back down the road. Probably looking at a 30 minute drive. Not fun taking it apart not near my shop.

Thanks for the help!
 
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