Search found 849 matches

by bedwards1966
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1212 Wheel bearing slacked off? Cooling system troubleshooting
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: 1212 Wheel bearing slacked off? Cooling system troubleshooting

It is very rare for a water pump to fail in any way other than a leaking seal or failed bearing, they normally pump fine.

Unless the tractor is overheating then it sounds like everything is fine, as said above.
by bedwards1966
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Soluble oil as coolant
Replies: 16
Views: 2244

Re: Soluble oil as coolant

Modern coolants (like OAT) are not suitable for our old machines which is a shame as they don't need changing as often. I have no personal experience of using oils as a coolant but I have heard of it damaging rubber hoses. I really don't see what is wrong with using the correct Ethylene Glycol antif...
by bedwards1966
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: cracked block
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: cracked block

It's nearly always possible to grind it out and weld it cold with stick. You have to use the correct rods for welding cast iron to cast iron (rods for cast to steel will not work), do very short runs to keep it cool and peen the weld metal while it cools.
It can be tedious but it does work.
by bedwards1966
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB 1190 - Hydraulic Oil Filler/Ram Seals
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: DB 1190 - Hydraulic Oil Filler/Ram Seals

I can't answer the other questions but for seals the best option tends to be taking them to a local bearing/seal etc supplier who will measure them up and provide replacements.
by bedwards1966
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Hello to everyone
Replies: 12
Views: 1634

Re: Hello to everyone

I would check the thermostat, no. 34 as above. It's not impossible that it's faulty despite being new. Dropping it in boiling water will make it open, there is a proper testing procedure using a thermometer to check exactly when it opens but as a rough test boiling water will do. When you say it get...
by bedwards1966
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Suburban newb with a tractor
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Suburban newb with a tractor

Take the block and broken crank to the machine shop to let them assess the damage and how to repair it.
Assuming that they can repair it then buy a replacement crank, but it seems sensible to check that the block is repairable before spending money on a crank.
by bedwards1966
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 injection pump questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

Re: 1594 injection pump questions

When the tractor is left parked do you leave the engine stop in the stop position?
Some injector pumps can have the stop stick sometimes, so it's a good habit to always leave it in the run position.
by bedwards1966
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 24
Views: 3553

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

One thing that needs repeating - regularly, is the need for cleanliness when dealing with the transmission oil on HS or in fact any Selectamatic tractor. How often do we see DB tractors on eBay and the like with the gear lever shrouds either broken up or missing altogether ? That is just encouragin...
by bedwards1966
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB 990
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: DB 990

You want to put an ammeter between the battery terminal and the (disconnected) battery lead with the ignition switched off. You shouldn't have anything taking current but if there is start disconnecting things until the drain stops. You can remove fuses, disconnect the alternator etc to locate the c...
by bedwards1966
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 24
Views: 3553

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

I have never driven a hydrashift. But although I like the idea very much and would love to own one from the description of how it drives and how it should be driven if you don't want to spend a fortune rebuilding it it's clearly a bad choice for loader work. It sounds like it's going to be very slo...
by bedwards1966
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 24
Views: 3553

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

I have never driven a hydrashift. But although I like the idea very much and would love to own one from the description of how it drives and how it should be driven if you don't want to spend a fortune rebuilding it it's clearly a bad choice for loader work. It sounds like it's going to be very slow...
by bedwards1966
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 780 engine keeps dying
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: 780 engine keeps dying

Also pull off the fuel filler cap, if it's not allowing air into the tank fuel will struggle to leave getting worse the longer it runs. I would also check the rod that drives the lift pump, I don't know if the 780 engines suffer this but other DB's have a habit of wearing the rod and the lift pump i...
by bedwards1966
Thu May 31, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 3069

Re: 885 overheating

Yes, fill up with dirt and of course the majority neglect to change the coolant every two years for the corrosion protection. And then there's the complete idiots who don't even use antifreeze at all. Then a few years down the line they're moaning because radiators are blocked and liners corroded th...
by bedwards1966
Thu May 31, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Case DB Crawlers
Replies: 31
Views: 4555

Re: Case DB Crawlers

The Case 1150 had a 401cid 6 cylinder with 3 heads and no turbo . They were monster pushers. Case had a small version crawler called a 350 as well. These little boggers were also serious pushers vut had steering clutches instead of hydraulic clutch packs like the 450 ,850 and 1150s as well as the 8...
by bedwards1966
Wed May 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 3069

Re: 885 overheating

I know someone who stripped an engine and scooped out enough mud to fill a big tub (2 gallon I think).

The cause?
The engine had a problem - liner or gasket I think - and the previous owner who was a builder would top it up from whichever puddle was nearest.