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About farmerole

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  • Birthday 03/08/1951

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    Northern IL
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    IH stuff and history, sports of all kinds, grandkids.

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  1. We went Napa gold two years ago after cutting open oil filters from each. Nearly half the price if one buys during Napa's sale periods. cih engine oil are getting over the top expensive, too! Thinking about switching to Rotella 30w ...about $30 less for a 5 gal bucket. I never go more than 100 hrs on an oil change on IH engines. Not trying to start an oil thread.
  2. S2e does have a sweet sound...put one on the 2wd 5488 last fall. Made a huge difference over a poor 3LM. Have to put a new valve cover gasket on the 5488 mfd but discovered the 3LM on it was getting loose. Going to advertise tractor for sale but decided to put a S2e on it so a buyer would satisfied. Love to listen to it!
  3. That is exactly the part we had to replace but put on new yokes on both ends of shaft. You dodged a bullet.
  4. Our 240 developed a vibration in that area. Tech found the hub on the drop box stub shaft was worn and loose. Replaced that and the yokes. Smooth and quiet now says the service manager.
  5. Putting a new valve cover gasket and turbo on the 5488. I didn't have to take air cleaner housing off but induction tube, eliminator, and the breather tube of course. Also the heat shield in back of the air box. Think I'll take the thermostat housing off and replace the thermostat while I'm at it. Retired cih mechanic helped me last fall on the other 5488 do the same job. He torqued the cover bolts down hard. Told me in his experience, gasket would leak right away with only 25 inch pounds. It's not leaking so far.
  6. X2. Flow divider value probably needs attention.
  7. It should be on the top backside of the radiator about 2" down from top. It is in plain view when you open air screen. Make sure lead wire is connected or not broken. Sensor could be bad also.
  8. farmerole

    mccormick W9

    You'd think there would be more around today with those numbers being built.
  9. Our '73 966 had diff lock. Mechanic told us not to engage it while slipping but to engage it before slipping occurs.. was hard on rear end to engage when just one wheel was spinning.
  10. Mennem Skin Bracer anyone?
  11. farmerole

    Tear jerker

    Our son had a successful bout with acute myloid leukemia back in 2002. He just graduated from college but was on the same floor with kids much younger. I can still remember the horror when a couple of those kids disappeared from the floor. We just prayed continuously for our son and all the others. My heart breaks for kids that go through illnesses while so young and trusting. I still choke up when thinking about it even though our son survived and is now an RN at the same hospital. Don't always know His ways but God is good! Prayers for your little one on the way!
  12. 88power is right. They are few and far between. We've got one that's an '85 with the HD axle. As the later serial number had the heavy axle option in more numbers, I've seen them on earlier model years, too. It will be hard to find just the HD axle.
  13. As a machinery appraiser, the general condition is the biggest driver in price along with the possible updates for the 50 series. The heavy axle is a bonus that would add up to $1000 to the base price.
  14. farmerole

    Calving

    Prayers of thanks and blessings to those with livestock during extreme weather. I remember waking at nite worrying about the livestock. It's a vigil for the caretaker.
  15. I spent my teenage years on a W-9 gasser. Had a PTO driven hyd pump on it with no power steering. After a day in the field with 14 ft disk or 4-14s, you were pooped, couldn't hear, and eyes were full of dirt. Did a lot work and had good power but wasn't fun to drive at all day after day. Dad sold it and leased a 826 with a 710 5-18 plow. Was in heaven!
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