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185 making steam

Postby JR Scout » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:12 pm

I replaced the radiator and hoses in my 185. After running 20-30 minutes, I see a few wisps of steam up front, shut it down, then get a lot more. I have since read some of the other topics and threads regarding the siphon system, and how the tractor 'finds' its correct coolant level. Question is: was this a normal, one-time event, or do I need to do some trouble-shooting? I didn't notice anything coming out of the vent or overflow tube, and the cap is just a little loose (like that when I got it, not a problem before).

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Re: 185 making steam

Postby Eugene » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:46 pm

The engine block and bolster if you have one, needs to be flushed periodically to remove crud. Crud causes cylinder hot spots and boiling coolant.
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Re: 185 making steam

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:52 pm

Were you using it to move snow?
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Re: 185 making steam

Postby JR Scout » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:28 pm

We actually had a few inches in central AL last week, but no, this was a couple of weeks ago mulching leaves.

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Re: 185 making steam

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:33 pm

I think it's probably the coolant seeking it's "comfort level". Keep an eye on it to see if it continues and check the coolant level frequently while in use.
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Re: 185 making steam

Postby BigBill » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:27 pm

There’s no bolster it has a channel frame with a radiator. I fill the radiator to the top. Then as the coolant gets hot it will expand and push out what it doesn’t need. Is your radiator cap sealing.?
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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