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About Brandon966

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  1. 1989 with around 7000hrs. Has been working fine, then 3 point and steering got really sluggish and would hardly work. Fluid looks clean. Changed filter, found some gunk in the bypass screen, cleaned and reinstalled new filter. Now 3 point works great, and steering works great at mid to high rpms, but at low rpm it’s still really sluggish. It was not like this a few months ago, you could turn the wheel at idle with your finger. Where do I start?
  2. IH 385 hydraulics shuttering

    1989 385. Hydraulics are shuttering. Steering is sometimes hard to turn, also 3 point is very slow to come back up after I let it down and it shitters the whole way up. It still lifts weight, it’s just very slow. Thinking a filter change, maybe some debris in the filter. Do these tractors have a screen to clean out other than a filter?
  3. Case IH 385 black smoke?

    All factory safety wiring is in place and looks original. If it smokes heavy at low rpms that's fine, I just want to make sure at these hours I'm not noticing a problem.
  4. Case IH 385 black smoke?

  5. Case IH 385 black smoke?

    It's on the top of the pump.
  6. Case IH 385 black smoke?

    Pretty sure side, but I can verify that in the morning.
  7. Case IH 385 black smoke?

    Case IH 385, 7000hrs. Dont know the history of any rebuilds, but it runs like new. Sold new to one owner and maintained by local dealer. I bought it with 7000hrs on it. Engine runs perfectly, plenty of power, always starts, ZERO blowby or oil out of dipstick tube. Clean air filter, dont know about fuel filter, havent changed it yet. When applying throttle, seems to smoke pretty good. Really does not smoke under load during work. Does smoke pretty heavily when in road gear going up a steep grade. Always black, never white or blue. I've heard these tractors with the 3-4 cylinder diesels are a little smokey. Is this just normal or do I need to look into a maintenance item?
  8. Farmall 85 U, are they any good?

    I was a Case IH dealer for 2 years. The U series aren't bad, but aren't the quality that Kubota or even Kioti has. Transmission issues and just general quality problems.
  9. I finally picked up a tractor, a 1989 Case IH 385. We have a Dunham Lehr loader on the farm that will for the frame of the tractor, but we've long lost the bolts for attaching the frame. Does anyone have any idea what size and thread type these bolts are that thread into the holes on the frame? Also I'm planning to hook the lines into the remotes while using the loader, is this acceptable on this tractor? I remember on our 784 we had a different setup.
  10. 1982 584 with 6100hrs. Newly rebuilt head and new head gasket. New radiator, muffler, seat, brakes, re-man injection pump. Drove it, runs pretty well and drives well. Has the shifter and range lever exposed and not shrouded like on our 784. Also has the pull to stop lever in the dash, not the stop-start-run lever under the steering wheel. Needs paint, headlight housing, and a front tire it looks like. This is the one in my earlier thread that has the electric fuel pump for some reason. Best thing we can guess and from my research is it was either installed to help during fuel filter changes, or previous owner put it in trying to fix a fuel problem that was later fixed by doing the re-man injection pump. Thoughts? Is the fuel pump thing enough to walk away from, or does this look solid? They are asking $5500, I'd like to be at $5200. I've already got a Dunham Lehr 22 Loader that fits this tractor.
  11. IH 584, previous owner has done some rigging to the fuel system. For some reason, didnt install the manual fuel pump back and rigged up an electric pump in line. Also, removed the factory fuel start/stop lever under the steering wheel, and has it now where you just turn the key and go, and pull a knob to stop. I can find the manual fuel pump, so that shouldnt be hard to get back to factory condition. What I cant find is the original fuel stop/start lever. I've looked on CNH parts, and they have the diagram, but the parts are NLA. Am I stuck with just salvage yard stuff?
  12. Difference in "slobbering" and blow by?

    So how does condensation play into the blowby and/or slobbering issue. I was told that the absence of oil dripping from the vent tube means that the white smoke was condensation and not blow by, and after running it it should clear up.
  13. Looked at a little 484 today, 2000-3000hrs. Had very little oil leaking out of the vent tube, but what looked like a ton of white smoke out of that, as well as out of the oil fill tube. Only black smoke out of exhaust. The sales rep said something about these German diesels "slobber" and it just needs to be run hard to clear up. Where I come from white smoke out of engine is blow by, and I though he was the one blowing smoke. After researching, it seems like slobbering is an issue and a "thing". So what's really the difference in the two conditions?
  14. Look at this 574, worth it?

    Well, I decided to pass on the tractor. It started easily (cold start), seemed to shift well (although the range shifter was a little sloppy), brakes worked on one side, and hitch/remotes worked. Couple things bothered me, there was a ton of "botched" things on the tractor. Tool box was welded shut, battery door was just a piece of sheet metal, battery shutoff installed and he said the alternator quit on him last year. By far the biggest thing was it never quit smoking. It smoked on start like our other 574 did, but it never cleared up. I ran it for a good 15 min, still smoke. Smoke had a blue tint to it, and he admitted it used a very small amount of oil. It smoked idling, it smoked when revved, it smoked wide open. After seeing the smoke, I decided to pass. Air fiter was a little dirty, but not enough to make it smoke that bad.