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    Re: Cleaning a cooling system

    How old is the hose? old and hard could be difficult to seal even with a decent hose clip- might be worth trying a stainless-steel clip as you can usually get up to a lot higher torque before the...
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    Re: Cleaning a cooling system

    Hi John,

    Dishwasher tablets are supposed to be the bee's knee's when its oily but perhaps a proper cleaner that is mildly caustic would be better for rust?? A damm good high volume flush with...
  3. Thread: Missing

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    Re: Missing

    Have removed the phone number as fair enough reason, but as it seems you were not the OP I'm hesitant to delete it all without their permission.

    Hope thats a suitable solution.
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    Re: MF 135 - Injection pump.

    Sitting about in the office, surfing the web and watching YouTube videos, then mucking about in the shed with an old tractor, boy your going to get grief in bucket fulls when Mrs Zaza susses you out!!
  5. Thread: forklift

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    Re: forklift

    Older suction screens were often all metal, later ones mostly became like these here-
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  6. Thread: forklift

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    Re: forklift

    Not unusual for the mast tilt to have restrictor(s) in the ram ports to make their operation steady. Some may be restricted in one direction but often its in both directions. The Steering could be a...
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    Re: Blue Antifreeze

    Er, Blue?


    (I'm banking on essex has moved on from methanol to ethylene glycol :rolleyes:)
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    Re: Case IH 1056xl

    Remove the tacho head and see if you can turn the inner drive cable- if its in whatever drives it at the other end, then you shouldn't be able to turn it. also with the head still off, start the...
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    Re: IH 2500 / 574 questions

    I don't know about the IH block in question but all may not be lost if the base of the block where the crankcase orings is damaged. We had this problem with a CAT 3304 block out of our elderly shovel...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    When your going to use #4 enough to burn a bit of fuel, add approx 10% ATF Dextron transmission oil to the fuel, use it up and then fill with just diesel. The additives designed to control tarnishing...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    I'd take them all to the man and get him to check them on his test rig, I bet the "good ones" will be below par and if you only do the single one there is a fair chance of that one when fixed being...
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    Re: Andrews G125 propane space heater.

    Think thats going to be No.13 - Limit thermostat. IIRC you've found the bi-metal strip that in the event of it getting too hot or a fire the limit thermostat will open and release the gas solenoid...
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    Re: Andrews G125 propane space heater.

    Thermocouple.

    Its the brass/copper tube screwed into the other end of the safety valve you taped up, runs alongside the gas feed to the nozzle where the probe end pops out (arrowed) next/near the...
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    Re: hydraulics bomford

    I assume the big hose going into the side of the hydraulic pump is the suction hose in your drawing that loops in a U and connects to the tank? If this is connected below the oil level with a...
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    Re: finger bar cutter

    Hi, I've put both of your posts together as it seems that are both about the same machine?

    I'm guessing that "Sapper Bomford" is just the old makers name, a model name or number would of been...
  16. Thread: forklift

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    Re: forklift

    usually they look like this -

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/i9oAAOSwoI5dGbqr/s-l1600.jpg



    with the ballast clipped on the side of the coil or on the chassis somewhere.


    Have aread of...
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    Re: forklift

    Blimey, were going back in technology now!

    IIRC a coil with a ballast resistor was commonly used on ignition systems where the coil runs through the resistor but starts with the power applied...
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    Re: Happy New Year!

    An advanced Happy New year- will be off out later with friends to celebrate so it now or much later tomorrow!!


    Do well.
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    Re: Hydraulic loader Question

    Try this- click "Reply to Thread" and then follow the 2 actions added on this image below


    https://i.postimg.cc/hPZPmzLV/snippings-117.png
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    Re: Hydraulic loader Question

    New member- limited rights for a while.

    Post them or the links to me & I'll put them up for you both?

    ff
  21. Thread: Merry

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    Re: Merry

    +1 here, and it was a very 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 day here too and down where the boy is in WA although there was around 26c difference!!!
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    Re: Hydraulic loader Question

    Welcome to BFF.

    JD's are not really my cup of tea at all, but after zooming in on your photos to read the writing in the casting and a narrow search on google I can tell you this much-

    The...
  23. Re: MF6499 radiator replacement and waterpump rebuild.

    With the pump rebuilt it was refitted along with new thermostats and a belts. Then its was in with the new radiator followed by the cooler packs.





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  24. MF6499 radiator replacement and waterpump rebuild.

    Back in June while getting ready for harvest I had our largest wheeled tractor a MF6499 in for a weeping radiator. the core had been damp along part of the bottom section for a while but now a noise...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    These are supposed to be "paint removing disks"


    https://i.postimg.cc/Vk9QS1Jq/snippings-113.png


    They are 4-1/2" discs made of a woven fibre coated with carborundum grit, designed as the...
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