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  1. Do you also use Blackstone Labs?
  2. Thanks. I'm not looking for anything visual but I know contaminants stratify in oil related to their specific gravity, as in any liquid and the heavier suspended particles will be closer to the bottom just as water contamination goes to the bottom and is the first to run out when plug is removed. That's why I asked because I've heard a few different things, just curious to see how most people do theirs.
  3. Getting ready to take oil samples on a few things today and wanted to get other people's opinion on how they do their's. I take my sample shortly after I unscrew the oil plug out to catch any heavier suspended particles that may be near the bottom. I have been told to just get it out of catch pan or it really didnt matter which way I did it. Just curious how others do it.
  4. Follow what DirtBoyz said. I did a similar thing to my 1086 gas tank and it still looks good 6 years later. Although I used an adhesion promoter after I pressure washed it good before I painted it just in case any oils came to the surface later and I painted it with a paint made for plastic. Supposedly the paint made for plastic allows "some" flex without causing cracks or paint to pop off. The ppg paint Dirtboyz used would probably keep its color longer than what I used without fading though.
  5. I can't find Cenpeco down here where I live. I've looked after seeing it mentioned many times on here. Is it something that I can buy by the barrel and have it shipped or would it be just as high as Caterpillar oil by then?
  6. I was looking for a D6C or D6D and came across an early 70's D8H for 22k only 85 miles from home. Bigger than I needed but price was right and it has been taken care of. It cranked on a 35 degree day without using glow plugs and exhaust cleared up in 30 seconds and ran/steered as it should and the previous owner had it for 20 years and traded it in on an excavator. Motor has been rebuilt previously, newer starter and reman Cat turbo. As usual I will be changing ALL fluids & filters from front to rear and taking samples and was wondering if people here with experience use the Cat brand 30w
  7. Don't feel alone about your air filter. I have a 1086 that I believe was made in Oct of 76 with around 4500 hours. When I got it in 2013 it had the original IH inner air filter. The date on the end of filter was Sept of 76. The outer filter was a little bit better since it was a NAPA brand from 1985. I guess previous owners thought an air hose cleaning was as good as replacing them. You know these 400 serious engines are good when they can tolerate the workloads put on them and the dereliction and neglect some have endured and kept on running as mine and I'm sure many other's have.
  8. What plant do you work at? I use to spend a lot of time at Wabash and Miami Fort
  9. They still do. It's a 12 gauge shooting a steel slug. That is the first choice if the clinker isn't too large. They also use that load to test the thickness of shotcrete and similar insulations. I thought you worked at a power plant and would be familiar. Not sure what plant you work at but I worked a bunch of them in the south and midwest thru the 90's and 2000's.
  10. You'd be amazed at the amount of explosives they use in power plants in their boilers blowing up "clinkers". Clinkers are gobs or large sections of accumulations of fly ash and etc. into large rock like accumulations on boiler tubes. I have seen some as large as Volkswagons. They use explosives to blow them into smaller pieces because something that large hitting the bottom of an electricity producing boiler would do some damage. I have set outside of boiler on the many floors of catwalk for many years listening to that boom/pop sound thinking the more booms there is then the more work we were
  11. I have the same problem with the light on my 1086 and I have added extra grounding wires/straps
  12. Everything you read about TSC in the Midwest is the same here in the Delta. Hobby horse people store. May be just my experience but I doubt it. May have the bushhog u joint you need if your lucky or a T post but pretty much the city slicker version of a country living store. Or what they think country living is.
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