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  1. Hi, That was it - putting the lever in the center position solved the problem. thanks a lot.
  2. Hi, where is the remote hydraulic control valve located? thanks in advance.
  3. Hi, today i started the ih 684 and noticed a strange noise underneath - I noticed that the noise does not occur when I steer the wheel (which is hydraulically assisted) or if I move the rear hydraulic arms. The noise comes back immediately after. I tried to find the origin of the noise and found a leak - by smell it seems to be hydraulic oil. The pipe is quite thick located under the fuel tank. This pipe vibrates a lot. is there any way of fixing this kind of pipe? Is it normal for this kind of pipe to be vibrating due to a leak? additionally, in this tractor there is an oil cap in the rear and a stick near the left foot step. Using the stick I can see that the oil level is ok - are these stick and cap for the hydraulic oil - can oil be put into the rear cap if needed? thank you.
  4. Hi, i do not know about the oil pressure but I always use 15w40 on my ih 684 as I believe is the best replacement for the sae 30. Could you elaborate on why you used 15w30?
  5. Hi, Finally managed to start the IH 484 after a few years fully stopped. The battery was ok and also the cables (checked for resistance with a multimeter). Just took the ends off and on again after cleaning to make sure proper contact was being made to the starter and chassis. Also checked for continuity between the positive battery cable terminal and the chassis and there was none. After bleeding one of the injector fittings and a lot of cranking finally fuel started to come out. After a lot of cranking again it finally started - at first uneven but then stabilized. Incredibly mechanically it sounds quite well after all those years stopped - alternator, starter engine and fuel pump seems also ok. Thanks for the help.
  6. Hi, I managed to remove the bolts after 2 weeks, after applying WD40 and using a long pipe attached to the wrench. Thanks a lot for the responses.
  7. Hi all, I'm trying to have an IH 484 work again - this is a tractor that was always stored under a roof for 30/40 year and rarely used - probably once or twice a year - to do little work - it still has a perfect original paint and no rust at all, except for the fuel tank. As the fuel tank was rusty i removed it, had it sand blasted, welded to cover the lower end where the holes were and repainted it again with the best color match i managed to find. As the fuel tank balance fuel line was also pretty much wasted with rust i replaced the two taps with modern ones (in replacement of the original copper taps), used a flexible fuel hose to balance fuel and then reinstalled the fuel tank - no leaks were detected after all this. After having installed the tanks i bled the primary filter (in the right side of the tractor) and all went ok - then i bled the secondary filter (on the left side of the tractor) and no fuel came out - thought that it could be some kind of clogging in the fuel line between the two filters so i used a bicycle pump (i have no compressor :)) and fuel came out - after all it was just air in the fuel line - so, i managed to bleed the secondary fuel filter. At this point i unscrewed the fuel pump inlet and fuel came out - as such, fuel is getting into the fuel pump. At this point i though - well, the tractor has been idle for about 5 year - as such, the injector fuel lines are empty - as such, i will have to crank it a lot in order to fill the fuel lines to each of the 3 injectors - so, i started doing that. Now comes the problem - we have a 110Amp battery - nevertheless, after cranking for about 3 seconds we start feeling that the starter engines gets weak a lot - as if the battery was depleted although it had been fully charged just then. I have the feeling that the battery might even be depleted even before starting cranking - is this possible? If anyone out there has a 484 - of how much Amps is your battery? - for how much time are your able to crank before the battery starts to become weaker? Additionally, how can i troubleshoot such a thing? In these conditions i will have to be cranking for weeks Additionally, i noticed that the tractor owner keeps the battery charger connected to the battery while cranking - is this a good practice? Thanks a lot for your help.
  8. I've always used WD40 - nevertheless, about 6 months ago i used it in a particular bolt and was unable to remove it. Today! i tried again and it came out with ease - this really confirms what you said - it may take days, weeks or even months to work. Moved by your comment that WD40 is not the best penetrating oil, i've made a search and found that a mix of ATF-Acetone mix seems to be 5 times more effective then WD40 in some conditions - i found this information in the following page: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59511 I'm going to try to heat it as you said and let it cool for a few times and see how it goes. Thanks a lot for the responses.
  9. Hi, This isn't much of a mechanics related questions - i'm removing most of the parts and sheet metal of an IH 684 to have it painted somewhere else. Problem is - the front weight support is fixed by a set of 4 30mm bolt which i'm having quite a problem taking of. I've already tried putting a lot of WD40, using a long pipe attached to the wrench to give it more torque, ... and nothing seems to work - none of the 4 bolts move an inch. Do you have any secret techniques for this kind of problem? Thanks in advance.
  10. Hi, Some time ago i acquired an IH 684 - at the time i noticed that the hand brake was not working - pulling the handle is possible but causes no braking. Finally, as i'm taking all the sheet metal off for sandblasting and paint, i finally have the hand brake assembly and cable visible and i'm thinking of fixing the hand brake. Its not clear, while looking at the hand brake cable, whether the cable is broken or not - nevertheless i already bought a cable in advance. Besides that what could be the problem with the hand brake - would you have any advice for diagnosing and doing this fix? Thanks in advance.
  11. Hi, How much do you have to cranck the 784 until it fires up while using 30wt #1? Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi, Thank you for all the answers. From what I understand some people use 30w (SAE-30) and other use 15W40 while having no problems. The operator manual states that SAE-30 should be used - as such I'm going to use this one. Over and out.
  13. Hi, Sorry for the typo on the oil name - I meant 15W40. BR,
  14. Hi, I own a diesel IH 684 - after having purchased it I found that the oil filter has been last changed in 2008 - guessing that this may indicate that the oil has never been changed since then as well I found it to be a good idea to change the oil and filter. The operator manual indicates that the oil should be SAE 30 - this type of oil seem to be harder to find but managed to find it already. Nevertheless I found information online that led me to believe that there are many people using 5W30 oil instead. What is your experience between these two types of oil? Thanks in advance.
  15. Hi, Finally replaced the CAV fuel housing by a spin on type - not a single leak - no glass bowl related problems - easy to replace filters - definitely worth it. Check out the before and after pictures below. Thanks again for all the help. Over and out.