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by bedwards1966
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: "Gifted" Diesel Fuel, Use it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: "Gifted" Diesel Fuel, Use it?

Something to be remembered with using containers for fuel is Never Ever use a container that has had Roundup - Glyphosate in it even if it is dry and clean the residue will wipe out the entire injection system pump and injectors. Has happened in the past and should not be forgotten by anyone, thoug...
by bedwards1966
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 6179

Re: Front tyres for loader

Ah, you misunderstand slightly. What I mean regarding moving bales is not needing weight to help pull the trailer but for lifting the bales. Thankfully I don't use trailers with a turntable, horrible things! If I go to collect bales I may want weight on the back of the tractor for stability and tra...
by bedwards1966
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 6179

Re: Front tyres for loader

You make a good point about moving bales with a trailer and needing weight on the back end. In that instance it's time to use either a trailer that puts weight on the back of the tractor, i.e. that fits onto the tractors pickup hook rather than a trailer that has a turntable and fits onto the clevi...
by bedwards1966
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown 880 Cylinder head help
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: David Brown 880 Cylinder head help

Wellseal is certainly available today. Composite gaskets wouldn't normally have any kind of sealant applied, there's usually some incorporated into the gasket itself. I think you'll find that instructions to apply sealant are only for use on copper gaskets which are hardly ever used these days. Note...
by bedwards1966
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 6179

Re: Front tyres for loader

There can be many variables which dictate what's best. For example, using something that puts weight onto one side of a machine like a hedgecutter or mounted mower can be a good time to put wheel weights or water ballast in the opposite tyre to aid stability. Wheel weights aren't something I come ac...
by bedwards1966
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: "Gifted" Diesel Fuel, Use it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: "Gifted" Diesel Fuel, Use it?

Leave the barrel sat on an angle so that the lowest point is away from the pump and give it a week to settle - that way any dirt, water and rust shouldn't get sucked up when you pump it out. Discard the remaining gallon as it's not worth chancing it, in my opinion. Pump it out into a clean plastic c...
by bedwards1966
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown 885 gauge overheating
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: David Brown 885 gauge overheating

Almost certain to be an electrical problem.

The wire does not need to be thick as there's next to nothing going through it.
by bedwards1966
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 Hydra starting problems - smoke but no fire.
Replies: 148
Views: 14171

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

Just to make things easier to understand with regards to compression testers... Many engines have a glow plug for each cylinder, which means that the easiest way to do a compression test is to remove the plugs and simply screw in a compression tester, as you do on a petrol engine. Diesel compression...
by bedwards1966
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 Hydra starting problems - smoke but no fire.
Replies: 148
Views: 14171

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

A compression test is a good diagnostic. However, in itself it doesn't tell you anything more than the situation regarding compression. It cannot be inferred by only bad pressure, that rings are the issue, as an example. Valves could be the culprits as well... If rings are in bad shape, such bad sh...
by bedwards1966
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 Hydra starting problems - smoke but no fire.
Replies: 148
Views: 14171

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: 3278

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: 3754

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: 1885

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: 3042

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: 2430

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.