Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:37 am
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:33 am
Paul_NJ wrote:Eugene, SONNY, and Stan
Thank you for all of the help and suggestions. Sure is great to be able to have friends with experience looking over your shoulder!
The nail sounds like a great idea for getting the upper main shells out. Could you explain how the main bearing clearance affects the oil pressure? I've heard that before, but never understood it?
I'd love to replace the rear oil seal, but I don't think it can be done without splitting the tractor. The front one also looks like it's leaking. If I didn't have a loader on the tractor I might do a lot more.
Want to see something really ugly? Here's what I saw the first time I removed the rocker cover:
Guess I'd better take the oil pump apart, clean and check it out, just in case,
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:42 pm
Paul that is a grimey looking engine. I have parts out of a 330 U if you need some valve train stuff. Just let me no shipping cost only
I think you will be fine with just putting in new bearings. But check the sizes on all the mains IH had a habit of putting in a few thousands oversize bearings on some of the journals
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:49 pm
But check the sizes on all the mains IH had a habit of putting in a few thousands oversize bearings on some of the journals
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:28 pm
Plastigage. Use the largest diameter stick you can find.Problem is how do you check the main journals while the crank is still in the engine? I can't get close enough with a micrometer or caliper to do so.