Dax DeCelle

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About Dax DeCelle

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    Northeast Louisiana-- Farmerville/ Bernice

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  1. 606 occasionally hard to steer

    I put new seals and o-rings in the cylinder and the leaking stopped, but the occasional difficult steering is still an issue. It seems to be worse at higher rpms, and I do notice a noise from the pump area at higher rpms also, and it was there before also. It is similar to the "whine" when there is air in a system, but there shouldn't be any air in the system. The I&T book lists one problem as "momentary hard or lumpy steering," and lists the causes as air in the circuit or control (pilot) valve sticking. I completely filled the cylinder and hoses after I "repacked" them and bled the system as instructed. The symptoms were the same before I did that anyway. Should I focus on the control valve or worry about the pump?
  2. Steering cylinder rebuild--tool FES 65?

    Thank you Maynard. I'll have to make a couple of little round-edged plugs for the holes and lube everything up thoroughly. Thanks again guys. I'd be lost without the help I get here.
  3. Steering cylinder rebuild--tool FES 65?

    Well that's strange. There's no way a ring compressor could be used for the task that is described in that paragraph. Thanks so much.
  4. Steering cylinder rebuild--tool FES 65?

    If anyone has the GSS-1337-C book, perhaps it has a picture.
  5. Steering cylinder rebuild--tool FES 65?

    I have a ring compressor for inserting the piston into the tube. This is unrelated. The book says this: Lubricate the piston rod o-ring and push anchor assembly toward piston rod. As o-ring on inner end of oil tube approaches the drilled hole (port) in the piston rod (located near piston,) use IHC tool FES 65, or equivalent, to depress o-ring and washers so they will pass the port without being damaged. This is the end of the oil tube. It goes inside the rod and must pass inside the first hole, just next to the piston. Since I only have one chance at this, I was hoping one of you had done it before and could give me a tip. I would think if it were lubed up well, it would pass the hole, but didn't want to mess up.
  6. I am putting a seal kit in the steering cylinder for my 606. I am using the always vague I&T manual for guidance. I have it ready for reassembly and am wondering about one step. The book says to use tool FES 65 to "depress o ring...." What does this tool look like? I'd like to come up with something to substitute. Thanks
  7. 606 wiring questions

    I am trying to run all new wiring for my 1964 606 diesel. Not a single original wire was on it when I bought it. It had been "re-wired" with a key switch, a volt meter gauge, a light switch, a glow plug circuit, and an alternator. The fuel gauge was abandoned. The original gauge cluster had been replaced with one from a 66 series and the fuel pressure sensor circuit had been replaced with an oil pressure line to the gauge cluster. I have purchased a new correct gauge cluster, and new electrical components, including the oil pressure sending unit, and new fuel sending unit. I also have an owner's manual that has the electrical system diagrams and descriptions. The only thing that will be different from the original wiring is that I will be using a one wire alternator. I have studied the diagrams and descriptions rather thoroughly and I have a few questions. It appears to me that one terminal on the gauge cluster is a junction of several wires, the "fuel gauge receiving unit junction terminal." Is this simply a 12 volt junction that is powered up when the key is on? Is there one wire that goes from the fuel gauge sending unit to one terminal on the gauge cluster? How is the oil pressure tellite circuit made? Is there 12 volts on one wire to the light, and the other wire to the sending unit? If the oil pressure falls below a certain pressure, does this open a circuit that lights the bulb? I feel competent that I can assemble the necessary wiring, I just needed some pointers. I have no experience with the tellite type circuits. Thanks as always for any advice.
  8. 606 rear axle outer bearing removal

    For anyone interested. The carrier cap does hold the bearing inward, but the bearing is so tight, I don't think it would go anywhere. Welding the bolts to the bearing didn't work. The weld would not stick to the bearing. It just broke off when I pulled on the bolt. I'm no expert on the different types of steel, but no matter how much juice I put to it, it would not penetrate the bearing surface. So I made a puller. As I said earlier, the "strap" that holds the ten bearing balls in place was broken in several places, so I ripped the strap out all together. I was then able to move the balls out of the way and I welded some tips on some all thread. I stuck the rods in so they caught the bearing and I pulled it out. It was seriously stuck. I tapped the new bearing right in.
  9. 606 rear axle outer bearing removal

    The hub holds it in place. It isn't tapered. It is just stuck from not being touched in 53 years. My buddy suggested welding some bolts on it so I have something to pull on. I think I'll try it.
  10. 606 rear axle outer bearing removal

    I am trying to remove the rear axle outer bearings on the 606. I'm doing one at a time. The "strap" that holds the ball bearings in place is broken in several places and the balls don't stay where they are supposed to. Evidently the outer circumference of the bearing is stuck in the axle carrier housing. Do any of you have any advice on how to pull the bearing out or do I need to pull the whole carrier off? If I could grip the bearing, I would think a slide hammer would pull it out. Thanks
  11. 606 occasionally hard to steer

    Now that you all have helped me repair the leaking hand pump, we'll move on to the next issue with the steering. Occasionally while putting around, especially if I throttle up a bit, the steering wheel becomes rather difficult to move and hard to steer. The cylinder does leak some, it drips out of the right side when the tractor is running. If I bow up on it and wiggle the wheel some, it frees up. Which component is the likely culprit? I have changed the hydraulic filter and put all new fluid in.
  12. 606--Leaking Hand pump repair

    Thanks a bunch. Don't know what I'd do without you guys. Now onto the other problem with the steering......
  13. 606--Leaking Hand pump repair

    Is this the "vee" packing? Turn this one over? this side down?
  14. 606--Leaking Hand pump repair

    It appears that I could reuse the hard plastic ring and stack them in order from left to right--bottom, middle, top--dust cover. Is this correct? Or turn dust cover over?
  15. 606--Leaking Hand pump repair

    I ordered A47038. Only the brass top piece is the same. The pieces on the right side in this picture are what came out. The left side is what came. No instructions. Any ideas?