Ok, so went back this morning after the tractor completely cooled off. Removed the case drain plug, and started it up. Pretty much right away oil started to drip out.
So either the relief valve did't close back up all the way, or I burned up a seal, or worse, the heat cracked a housing (sure hope not).
Question is, should the tractor be split immediately, to see what happened, or is it likely it is a bad seal, and I can finish the mowing season, keeping the tranny topped off, and do this repair in the winter?
I do not hear any odd noises when driving, and it still operates fine, just loses oil now.
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