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Cub coolant in oil

Postby glinka » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:18 am

I have a couple problems. I have a 1953 Farmall cub we rarely used, so figured to sell it. It sat over the winter. Went out today to check oil and start it. Dip stick was 2 inches above full. Took oil pan plug out and straight coolant, about a quart flowed out and then the oil. I don't know much about engines but know this is bad. I want to sell this like I said, but don't know how to fix. Question is should I find a fix or not. If not then how do I list this tractor not wanting to screw anyone? Also, how do I price it? Thanks

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Re: Cub coolant in oil

Postby tst » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:39 am

probably a bad head gasket, not a bad job as long as the head bolts do not break while removing them

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Re: Cub coolant in oil

Postby ricky racer » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:28 am

tst wrote:not a bad job as long as the head bolts do not break while removing them


Odds against any of the head bolts not breaking is pretty slim. Are you sure the damage isn't freeze related? You said that it sat over the winter. Typically, a head gasket doesn't go bad setting over the winter.
Listing the tractor for sale and explaining the coolant in the oil keeps you on the high road and the buyer can decide if the needed repairs is within his skill set. You may get more money out of the Cub than you might think especially if you are up front and honest.
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Re: Cub coolant in oil

Postby glinka » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:43 pm

Just started tractor. It makes a thumping sound in the engine.

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Re: Cub coolant in oil

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:23 pm

glinka wrote:Just started tractor. It makes a thumping sound in the engine.
did you check oil pressure while it was running? The pump may need primed.
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Re: Cub coolant in oil

Postby glinka » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:49 pm

Just sold the tractor for $200 below what I was asking. Told the buyer everything I knew. We started it, and he told me all the things it could be,alot of what the forum said. He is a collector who has 12 cubs now. Thanks for all the advise.


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