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by bedwards1966
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 90 series power steering problem
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: 90 series power steering problem

If it was my machine I'd be draining out all the ATF from the system (including emptying the ram) and running it on the same oil as the engine uses so that no harm will be done if it ends up in the engine.
by bedwards1966
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: david brown 900
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: david brown 900

You can get oil coming out of the exhaust when it hasn't bedded in, the other possibility is that an inlet seal or oil ring has been fitted wrong. Give the tractor some hard work - a heavy trailer on hills is good, use engine braking to slow it down when going down hill. Avoid very high revs and avo...
by bedwards1966
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Manifold flange removal.
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: Manifold flange removal.

Left handed drill bits and stud extractors are useless on seized items. If it's rusted in place tight enough to snap in the first place then the extractor will also snap. Once this happens you're in trouble, a broken extractor in a hole is difficult to deal with. Where they are effective is when the...
by bedwards1966
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Manifold flange removal.
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: Manifold flange removal.

It's impossible to say whether they'll come off without breaking. Sometimes it's obvious that they're too corroded, often you can't tell until you've tried it. Every now and then things like this can come apart with ease, against all expectations. If you get any movement on the nuts work them back a...
by bedwards1966
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Where to order loader ram seal kit from (UK)?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Where to order loader ram seal kit from (UK)?

For ram seals I always take them apart and go to a place which supplies bearings, seals etc. A decent place usually has them on the shelf, or there the next day if they're an unusual size.
by bedwards1966
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Antifreeze

Ethylene Glycol is the only type of antifreeze suitable for use in DB engines.

The more modern types (with a longer life) are not suitable.
by bedwards1966
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 995 valves
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: 995 valves

Well when you think about it, by the time the engine has gone through a set of exhaust valves the injectors must have seen a considerable amount of work as well. I know I'll certainly be getting mine checked when I do a valve job on my DB.
by bedwards1966
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 995 valves
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: 995 valves

If you're removing the injectors (which isn't such a bad idea while the head is off) it wouldn't be a daft idea to send them off to be checked out - round my way injectors are tested for free and you only pay for parts and adjustments, so getting them checked when they're out makes sense.
by bedwards1966
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 995 valves
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: 995 valves

If the seat is in good condition you can usually just lap a new valve in, but really you'd probably be best finding a place that does head work and get them to cast an experienced eye over it and make sure the job gets done right. Generally machining work on heads is pretty cheap.
by bedwards1966
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Fuel Line
Replies: 18
Views: 1643

Re: 885 Fuel Line

A point to bear in mind is that fuel can wax up in the fuel filter, so even with a magnetic tank heater it's possible that the filter can get blocked when it's sat in freezing temperatures. Worth making sure that you've a spare available.
by bedwards1966
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 90 series with bale wappers
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: 90 series with bale wappers

As far as I know (I used to wrap thousands of bales, but only with one wrapper) wrappers just need a continuous oil feed from a spool and of course a return. An electric supply is needed for those with a control box, some are all manually controlled. I can't see any reason why a 1390 wouldn't be goo...
by bedwards1966
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Spun bearing on 990
Replies: 15
Views: 1414

Re: Spun bearing on 990

To test the clearance between the crank and new bearings feeling for play isn't suitable, plastigauge isn't expensive and tells you what's what. Check in a couple of different positions where possible to check for being out of round. https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/173609836432?chn=ps[url] [/url] I too wou...
by bedwards1966
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Leak in catch knob/ramshaft cover- 880 Implematic
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: Leak in catch knob/ramshaft cover- 880 Implematic

Metal spraying is a very, very useful process that can repair many kinds of worn parts to new (if not better) condition. However, on a pin like this I wouldn't be doing that, it's such a straightforward machining job that it would be quicker and easier to make it from fresh material. Welding produce...
by bedwards1966
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB 1200
Replies: 18
Views: 1749

Re: DB 1200

The stop may be easy enough to fix, but if the pump isn't delivering fuel to each injector then I think your best bet is to find somewhere that repairs injector pumps, they're specialist equipment - one of the few things on a DB that isn't a straightforward DIY job. While you're at it send the injec...
by bedwards1966
Tue May 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 draw bar
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: 885 draw bar

Looks like those used on many other models (including the 995) - I recently had to replace one which snapped and found that there's usually a few available on eBay, though some of the prices are on the high side but they are available. It may be a little harder getting one to your location, but you ...