First start on recon engine 1490

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Wheelie
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First start on recon engine 1490

Post by Wheelie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:49 pm

Hi I have nearly finished reassembling a 1490 after the engine was reconditioned and was wondering about the procedure for starting it the first time, hoping it does start of course!!!,should it be left running for a while?or just a few minutes first time,and when could it be worked for a while, just that kind of thing,it has a turbo too,thanks

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Re: First start on recon engine 1490

Post by Mover » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:09 pm

First, before you start the engine you should turn the engine over with the engine stop out until the oil pressure light goes off. Then I would check for oil circulation particularly at the turbo, before you attempt to start the engine for the first time.

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Re: First start on recon engine 1490

Post by ollek » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:04 am

Let the engine run at low idle for 2 to 5 minutes and check that there is no leaks or any other problems (walk around the tractor). Then stop the engine and check the oil levels in the engine and the steering and the coolant level in the radiator and the expansion bottle.

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Re: First start on recon engine 1490

Post by Wheelie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:23 am

Great info thanks very much for that,eys will be open!

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Re: First start on recon engine 1490

Post by philedge » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:12 pm

Make sure theres a good flow of oil out of the turbo oil return before you fire it up, so you know the turbo is well lubed.
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Re: First start on recon engine 1490

Post by Wheelie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:57 pm

Thanks for that yes and I put some oil down the oil intake of the turbo first too,and great stuff she fired off no problem after a little bleeding, sounds nice and sweet too!!thanks again all

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Re: First start on recon engine 1490

Post by bedwards1966 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:07 pm

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 working - not flogged to death, just working - and try to avoid running it flat out or at continuous revs for long periods. Make sure it's running at the correct temperature.
Towing a heavy trailers on hills is a decent method of running in engines as the overrun is beneficial, but the main thing is to make it work and don't let it sit at idle for any amount of time.

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Re: First start on recon engine 1490

Post by Wheelie » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:37 pm

Thanks I will do that,got some hills around here that will do the job,and slurry spreading to do,another person said that to me but I wasn't sure,send it on so!!

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