Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:43 am

Which one of the Number Series are you working on? 184 has the clutch next to the engine.

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:20 am

This is the 154 so the clutch is not covered in oil. The problem is that during adjustment when I set to .090 the throw out bearing wore a groove into the yoke and a third of the clutch pedal travel is slop. I have to adjust the throw out bearing so it's always rubbing on the fingers else the clutch won't disengage.

The rear main seal will have to be a winter project. Within a couple months she'll be put away for the season and that'll be taken care of next

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:18 am

Sounds like you have a few little projects planned for this 154.
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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:06 am

Pretty much, it's funny the more digging I do the more problems appear.

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:45 pm

As an update, I ordered the hamilton bobs clutch yoke. It does not work as a replacement, width is significantly thinner so the slop will get worse. Gonna have to buy the messicks/oem version to get one that works.

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Even the worn out section of the yoke is still wider then this replacement!

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:26 am

Put it in a vise and bend it back into shape. The places that are worn can be welded and ground back into shape.
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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:22 pm

outdoors4evr wrote:Put it in a vise and bend it back into shape. The places that are worn can be welded and ground back into shape.


That is most likely what I'm going to do. A buddy of mines dad has a flux core welder. Never welded myself and that'd be an expensive mistake. Do it myself with my in-laws welder if needed. Thanks for the feedback

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby aparnell572 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:46 pm

Got the welds done, nice and straight again. When I reinstalled I flipped the yoke over as not to stress the welds. The slop has significantly reduced, the clutch is usable, and the fingers no longer rub on the bearing when disengaged. I was not able to adjust to .090 since there is some wear in the retainer but the clutch area is a lot less noisy now! Gonna consider welding the retainer where is mates the yoke over the winter to complete the job.

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Re: Burning a ton of oil. 40wt?

Postby BigBill » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:46 pm

40wt oil? I use Mobil 15-40wt delvac in most of my summer equipment. I contacted the Mobil engineering group. They removed the hd gas engine label from the delvac. I told them I’m still running it in gas engines. He said keep on using it.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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