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    International tractors and equipment, especially the 88 series

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  1. That solenoid is a nightnare to replace, make sure it isn't still clicking/ working before you replace because there could be another issue. I speak from an unpleasant experience where my solenoid was good and it was actually my fuse panel that melted. I test them first now.
  2. I'm just wondering if the motor out of a 1996 pickup is too new to work in a 706 without too much trouble. Is there anything different from a 1996 compared to a late 80s dodge Cummins (electronics, pump ect.) The reason I ask is because my old farm truck is clapped out in all areas except for that beautiful motor and I would like to do a 706 Cummins swap and I was wondering if this motor is too new. It is my understanding that I need an adapter, flywheel, clutch, and throttle linkage from Leaman's along with a maxxum exhaust manifold and thermostat housing and a radiator with the ports on the correct side. Anything I'm missing? I followed the thread from hemlock farms but that motor came out of an 89 dodge truck.
  3. J-Mech, is it possible for you to respond to a person's question without being and ass and a know it all. I mean seriously you don't impress anybody and you hijack every thread with your useless arguments that steer away from the topic and in which you are typically in the wrong but are too proud and full off your endless wisdom to admit it. You aren't the only person on this forum and get this, SOMEBODY MAY BE MORE KNOWEDGEABLE THAN YOU.
  4. We do all our spraying with a 3288 set wide and it works well just looks goofy. Set it wide, be safe, and don't look back.
  5. Not so long ago you were looking at tractors and couldn't make up your mind everybody advised you to go with something big enough that you could grow into. You acted like a 5088 or a 7120 was a 620 quad track.
  6. I've had my gehl 3510 skid loader for years. It recently stared having a lot of engine problems, it all started when it started running poorly and smoking (like it was constantly flooding). My mechanic rebuilt the carburetor and it ran great, but it started making oil. I took it back to him and he replaced the mechanical fuel pump with an electronic one, still gas in oil. I'm suspecting it is running too rich, but It's putting A Lot of gas in the oil and I don't think that much gas could slip past the rings. Any ideas? This is a ford vsg-411 engine with a zenith carburetor.
  7. Man alive I had no idea how scarce parts are for early mfwd parts for These tractors. Just about everything has been updated to different style, and even some of those updated parts have been discontinued. My 5488 went to the mechanic for a hub seal, which turned into a complete tear down of both sides to discover that the right side drive shaft that runs from the front dif to the hub was very worn. New ones are NLA so we're resorting to have a machine shop build it back up. How do you find parts to rebuild these Mike?
  8. Mike, are you comfortable sharing how much the full blown restoration on a 5488 mfwd from you would set a guy back?
  9. The green light comes on so does that tell me that the switch is getting power from dif lock?
  10. I am pretty sure some were like the magnum clutches and some were the opposite I don't know for sure which mine is
  11. I have had my 5488 for almost a year and pulling wagons this fall I realized that the mfwd doesn't disengage at all. I am aware that there was a serial number break between spring engage and hydraulic disengage and vise versa. The only idea I have is that it is hydraulic applied and spring disengaged and my spring is broke. Any other ideas?
  12. Well I got the steering slop fixed up in my M that I acquired and posted about a while back. I got her all back together and went to change the oil for the first time and i had antifreeze galore in the oil. So the question is do I have a blown head gasket, cracked head, or cracked block? It always starts with a puff of white smoke. Is it worth a try to put a can of bars leak in?
  13. Not every guy I talk to knows what he's talking about.
  14. Thanks for all the replies. My main concern now is somebody told me led lights draw less watts but more amps than regular lights and it will be hard on my alternator. I was always under the impression that led lights were easier on the electrical system. Please shed some light on this before I spend all of my allowance on these things.
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