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by ScottUSA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Ram Cylinder Bleed Screw Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: 885 Ram Cylinder Bleed Screw Leak

That. Is not very convenient! Ollek, you know your way around these tractors, the "connector", the piece with the bleed screw bolted to the axle housing, it won't move forward enough to access the O-rings? I don't see in the schematic where it's attached to the lift cylinder "case" other than possib...
by ScottUSA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Ram Cylinder Bleed Screw Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: 885 Ram Cylinder Bleed Screw Leak

Lollek, the leak is between the cast part bolted and the axle housing, not the bleed screw itself. I didn't find the part name to enable looking for the gasket, O-ring or whatever seals it. The book I have has a picture of it in paragraph 261, figure 281 - "Bleed The Hydraulic System", but the instr...
by ScottUSA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Ram Cylinder Bleed Screw Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 646

885 Ram Cylinder Bleed Screw Leak

Actually the leak is from between the left side front of the axle housing and the part the bleed screw screws into. In an effort to have parts on hand before disassembling, is there dedicated gasket(s) or O-rings or both used for sealing? If it is a gasket, what is the part the bleed screw goes into...
by ScottUSA
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Thermostart Interchange
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Thermostart Interchange

Ollek, according to the owners manual I have, the throttle should be in the wide-open or full throttle position when cranking a cold engine no matter the ambient temperature. In your opinion is this correct? Recently, I found the engine exhaust clears-up more quickly after starting if the half throt...
by ScottUSA
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Thermostart Interchange
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Thermostart Interchange

I have a recalcitrant 885 that is a reluctant starter in cold weather in spite of a new thermostart. According to what I have read in another forum - Ford, Massey-Ferguson, David Brown and maybe others used a thermostart to preheat their diesel engines. The various examples are supposed to be interc...
by ScottUSA
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: piston rings and bearing shells
Replies: 14
Views: 1814

Re: piston rings and bearing shells

Slow to-build oil pressure at start might be the oil filter. I have an 885 with the oil filter in a can/housing, the 990 may be different. Someone had incorrectly assembled the various bits that seal the filter to the bypass and the through bolt. The result was oil in the filter house draining back ...
by ScottUSA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #
Replies: 17
Views: 2904

Re: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #

I was born and raised in the northern U.S., a Yankee by southern definition. After living in the southern U.S. for 31 years I am quite aware of a "thing" or an action having different names according to where you were born and raised. Once aware of this it is not a huge matter to accommodate others ...
by ScottUSA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #
Replies: 17
Views: 2904

Re: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #

Starter is a Lucas M45G, stamped with #6310J. Near as I can come up with, the DB part number is A-K957340. Amazon sells a new David Brown brand (if that's possible) starter that is supposed to fit the 885 for around $124 U.S. Sounds too cheap to be any good. Found a nearby rebuilder who stocks DB st...
by ScottUSA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #
Replies: 17
Views: 2904

Re: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #

It has a roller clutch starter drive. The roller clutch has failed. Local rebuilders use Chinese or Mexican parts that in the past have proven not worth the effort to install. Local parts store have to order the drive from outside their normal suppliers, as a result it is usually much cheaper to buy...
by ScottUSA
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #
Replies: 17
Views: 2904

If it's not one thing it's another. 885 starter drive #

One more thing to add to the to-do list: replace starter drive. When it decided to quit, it quit! About wore out a good mood trying to get it started to move it into the shed last night. Anyway, I have not found online nor do I have literature showing the starter DRIVE part number. In doing a search...
by ScottUSA
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Loader Operation with Going-Away Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: 885 Loader Operation with Going-Away Valve

The term 'going away' was likely morphed from the original term. It does not seem to be a common DB feature. Depending on where the tractor was sold new either everyone has it or no one has heard of it. Probably a dealer thing. Ollek, you may or may not recall that this tractor is due to be split po...
by ScottUSA
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Loader Operation with Going-Away Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

885 Loader Operation with Going-Away Valve

DB 885 with Dunham-Lehr 22 loader and what I was told was a going away valve (GAV). The GAV, I am told, allows operation of both the 3-point and the loader simultaneously. Since that operation is possible I guess it is working as intended. Trouble is that when the tractor is pointed downhill the loa...
by ScottUSA
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 temp gauge question
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: DB885 temp gauge question

Gauge and sender were purchased as a matched pair from Stewart-Warner. I have a handheld temperature gauge that is guaranteed within 2% that can be used to quantify the gauge reading at a couple points. Thank you for the gradient numbers for the factory gauge. I suspect your comments to the radiator...
by ScottUSA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 temp gauge question
Replies: 2
Views: 817

DB885 temp gauge question

The original gauge set was junk so when rewiring the tractor I used Stewart-Warner gauges. Does anyone know what the actual temperature numbers are at each color change on the factory engine temp gauge? Most importantly, what the temperature is when the needle hits the HOT range on the gauge. While ...
by ScottUSA
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Removing 885 transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Removing 885 transmission

The transmission can be left attached to the back end as it is rolled away from the transmission housing/gearbox casing? Am I understanding you correctly? The threaded hole, is it a dedicated hole for this purpose or one of the trans cover bolt holes? I'll look for it next time the tractor is used. ...