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#51 actvd@bigpond.com

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:22 PM

According to the arrow on your gauge Vic, mine seems to be running in the correct temp range. Excellent! I am not accustomed to seeing temp gauges over the half way mark, so I thought it was getting warmer than it should.

Even though the gauge on mine is non genuine, it runs almost exactly where that arrow is, sometimes just a fraction higher.

Also explains why it takes so long to cool down (to where I thought it should read) if it is already running at the correct temp!

Good advice about not letting it get hot, the head cracking threads on here are what made me want to do something about it in the first place.

I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of those original temp gauges though, does anyone have one, and are they electric or capillary?
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#52 Vic Bunn

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

Just look on the back of your gauge. If there's a wire hooked to it, it is electric. My philosophy is, if it ain't broke don't fix it!
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#53 actvd@bigpond.com

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:54 AM

Yeah I agree Vic, it's a good philosophy to live by. I was asking because If its electric, then I don't really want to chase down 56 year old wiring, if capillary like mine however, it would be simpler if I found a genuine instrument.
Probably more trouble than its worth, and since it "aint broke" then it can stay as is.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:15 PM

Originals were all capillary.

Vic says to keep the radiator full, and that is no lie. I don't know why it is, but IH did not run much of a water pump on these things. They move a fair amount of water by the numbers, but I don't think they were able to produce much force. Another large factor in cracking heads.
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#55 Vic Bunn

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:34 PM

The TD-14 was my first experience with a diesel anything! It would overheat and then drop back to normal temperature. It did that a few times until the head eventually cracked. I had it welded but decided that I had not kept the radiator topped off. After putting the engine back together, I kept the radiator full and the temperature always warmed up to normal without oveheating. That was an expensive lesson! I now have both tractors set up with a 50-50 mix of anti-freeze & they behave as designed.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:42 AM

Just out of interest, what does 40 litres of anti freeze cost you guys in the states?
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:29 AM

Here goes for North Central Washington State:

40 liters =10.57 U.S. gallons. At $12.95/US gallon the price would be just under $140.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:43 AM

Yeah, I put antifreeze in the 14 cause' its handy to have running when it snows....sticker shock!
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:15 AM

Yeah, I put antifreeze in the 14 cause' its handy to have running when it snows....sticker shock!

Has anyone tried putting stop leak in the radiator to fix a cracked head/bad head gasket and leaking radiator?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

When I first got my 14 the radiator leaked all over the place. I dumped a ton of stop leak in it & took care of all of them!
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