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by bedwards1966
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 Hydra starting problems - smoke but no fire.
Replies: 148
Views: 10974

Re: 1594 Hydra starting problems - smoke but no fire.

I'm not experienced with 1594 engines, but if it's struggling to start when warm then I'd say there's something very wrong. Even really lazy starting engines that suffer from low compression tend to start readily for a couple of hours after they've been stopped. Obviously a block heater will help th...
by bedwards1966
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Spin On Oil Filter
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: Spin On Oil Filter

I much prefer spin on filters as they are quicker and much more convenient. It's also impossible to put them together wrong which I have seen done with cartridge types. But I can't see why anyone would go to any great lengths to fit one in place of an existing setup, just how often are you going to ...
by bedwards1966
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 3065

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

There are machines that have ether systems (not dealt with such things myself as they're not needed in the UK) and I have seen plugs on inlet manifolds with a felt? material which I believe is to put ether on for cold starting. Spraying ether to start engines is often considered wrong, in reality th...
by bedwards1966
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1190 lift pump/dipstick
Replies: 14
Views: 1506

Re: 1190 lift pump/dipstick

The only possible way to alter the existing setup would be to separate the lift pump top from the bottom (by the six screws) and rotate the top with the bowl to another position. But even assuming there's an alternative position that's suitable this would require the fuel pipes to be altered and cou...
by bedwards1966
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 995 oil leak
Replies: 23
Views: 2457

Re: 995 oil leak

I've never been inside a 995 but almost all tractors do have pockets of oil that cannot be removed by the drain plugs.
Therefor the fill capacity stated only tends to truly apply when it's filled from new or after major work where it's all been apart and completely emptied.
by bedwards1966
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Fuel injectors
Replies: 15
Views: 2049

Re: Fuel injectors

I send them to a local injection specialist who tests them for free. They only charge for adjustments and/or repairs if they're needed, and tell you the amount first.
I believe this is a fairly common approach.
by bedwards1966
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: First start on recon engine 1490
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: First start on recon engine 1490

You must know that after the initial start and check that nothing leaks you must get the engine working and up to temperature. Diesel engines have to be worked hard otherwise the bores glaze up leading to problems, this is extremely important on a rebuilt engine as the rings need to bed in. Get it w...
by bedwards1966
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 Clutch Pedal Relocation
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: DB885 Clutch Pedal Relocation

On the fergies at work I usually lift my foot a little higher and press the clutch pedal as I climb on (i.e stand on it), pressing it down in the process so it's then not a problem. This also has the advantage of allowing the gears to go in without a crunch when it's already running as it takes a fe...
by bedwards1966
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB1212 dies after running few minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: DB1212 dies after running few minutes

The push rod that drives the lift pump would be very near the top of the list for me, given it's worn away on both my DB's and many others.
by bedwards1966
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Engine blow back
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Engine blow back

Or, are you talking about crankcase pressure?

If you are, I wouldn't worry about it unless it was in large amounts, they seem to do this. Check the breather on the rocker is not clogged up otherwise pressure will build.
by bedwards1966
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 995 oil leak
Replies: 23
Views: 2457

Re: 995 oil leak

Clean out the system as advised, your oil is terrible. As to your friend, you need a better one! DB's are brilliant machines far ahead of others of the era. Massey are a well respected, reliable machine but as well as being vastly overpriced I would sooner have a DB any day. I'd put my 995 - or any ...
by bedwards1966
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 996 maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: 996 maintenance

The only antifreeze that is suitable is the ethylene glycol type (blue/sometimes green) and it should be changed every 2 years.
Do not use the pink OAT long life type, as this is not suitable.

A 50/50 mix is ideal in the UK.
by bedwards1966
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Question on the hydrashift
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Question on the hydrashift

Well I believe the hydrashift was very advanced for its day, and David Brown probably just didn't go far enough to idiot proof the gearbox to the point that it could be driven incorrectly without suffering damage. Modern tractors still aren't all idiot proof, I see drivers that destroy clutches and ...
by bedwards1966
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: steering ram
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: steering ram

A good seal/bearing supplier should have no difficulty identifying and providing the required seals, I've yet to find a ram my local place can't do although they may not be in stock, so it may take a couple of days to actually get them.
by bedwards1966
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1412 Adjustable track rods
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: 1412 Adjustable track rods

As others have said, widening the front axle will do nothing to aid stability, it's all down to the rear wheels to hold it down. Ballasting the rear tyres with water can also be beneficial for stability, as can a counterweight. Personally I would keep the front wheel width narrow on a loader tractor...