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  1. Yeah I should have put pictures in. I will take some next week when I'm there and post them. It does have a blade and a carriage cover on it. It's currently in northern Minnesota. When running it steered fine and ran perfectly. Just the whole cracked head thing is a bummer. Thanks for the feedback.
  2. I believe the reason it had a knock to it was due to the cracked head and the anti-freeze leaking around the piston. Up until then it ran great with not even a slight knock. I will take the pan off soon and check. So what is the going price for a TD-6 with a bad head? I've asked around have gotten very low figures and some decent ones. I'm not looking for the world on this but if I do sell it I want to get something for it. Any ideas in case I go that route??????
  3. I always had oil in it. As I said earlier, the rear crank seal started to leak so I before I ran it the last couple of times I always topped it off. I don't think I ran it enough with the gasket leaking to ruin the bearings. I'll know more once I get a chance to look at it again. Just wanted some feedback from the group. If anything I'll put it up on craigslist or even part it out on my own. I certainly don't want to send it to the scrap pile yet.
  4. I will have to weigh my options. I forgot to mention that it only had about 3-5 hours on it tops during this time. Will that make much of a difference?
  5. So do you think that I need to tear the motor down completely?
  6. Hey everyone. I have a TD-6 in need of some repair and I'm wondering if it will be worth it. Two years ago I noticed it had a loud knocking sound when I ran it. So I did some investigating and found that it had a cracked head. I believe it had gotten real hot a number of years ago due to my brother not opening the shutter valve on the radiator. Anyway, so I believe it started to leak the prior year when I ran it briefly. So it sat over the winter with the anti-freeze mixed in with the oil. Now I had been adding oil from time to time since I have a leaky rear crankshaft seal so some of the bad oil was leaking out. Once I noticed that there was an issue with the crank oil I drained it, dumped some diesel in it, turned it over a few times, drained it again, and then added new oil. I then turned it over a bit more but never ran it. I have since removed the head. It's been three years now since I first noticed the issue. My question is this. I have found a place where I can get the head furnace welded and put back together for around $1300. The head gasket kit will run another $200. If I plan on doing this I also plan on pulling the motor to repair the crank seal. So my main question is, do you think the bearings are okay even though this has sat for 3 years now? I have turned it over with the head off just to move the oil over the bearing a bit. I know anti-freeze can be hard on bearings and I probably didn't get it totally flushed out but the majority of it was removed. I'm not a diesel mechanic and most of my experience has been on snowmobile and outboard motor engines so tearing down the complete motor is probably not going to happen. Oh and I forgot to add that this crawler sits at my cabin which is 300 miles away so it will take me awhile to put everything back together. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
  7. Thanks for the feedback guys. I think I will probably fix it that way I know what I have and since this head came with it when I got it I know it's the right one. It's always nice to hear from someone who has gone through the same stuff. Probably will be a project for next year as I'm full of other projects this year.
  8. Thanks for the feedback Sam86. Not sure yet what I'll do. I might end up just parting this thing out and looking for something else to buy.
  9. I was told to post this questions here. Fairly new to this forum and I need some advice. I have a 4 cylinder IH TD-6 crawler that has a cracked head. It will cost me about $1,300 to get this head welded and ready to drop back onto my crawler. I did find a good cylinder that has been checked for cracks (there are none) and it has been shaved. They guy wants $650 for it. This is just the bare head. So what does everyone think of that price? Does anyone know what the ballpark cost would be to put the lifters and valves back in it and get it ready to drop on. I do have the parts from my head that can be used however since I haven't done any diesel work before I'm not sure all the parts such as the valves and frost plugs are good. They seem to be but I don't have the tools or experience to install them. Are these parts expensive? I'm just not sure which way to go here. This crawler won't get a ton of use but it sure comes in handy sometimes at the cabin. I just don't want to drop too much money into something that isn't worth it. Looking for some feedback. Thanks in advance
  10. Fairly new to this forum and I need some advice. I wasn't sure which forum section I would get the best response with so I placed it in the IH engine forum also. I have a 4 cylinder IH TD-6 crawler that has a cracked head. It will cost me about $1,300 to get this head welded and ready to drop back onto my crawler. I did find a good cylinder that has been checked for cracks (there are none) and it has been shaved. They guy wants $650 for it. This is just the bare head. So what does everyone think of that price? Does anyone know what the ballpark cost would be to put the lifters and valves back in it and get it ready to drop on. I do have the parts from my head that can be used however since I haven't done any diesel work before I'm not sure all the parts such as the valves and frost plugs are good. They seem to be but I don't have the tools or experience to install them. Are these parts expensive? I'm just not sure which way to go here. This crawler won't get a ton of use but it sure comes in handy sometimes at the cabin. I just don't want to drop too much money into something that isn't worth it. Looking for some feedback. Thanks in advance.
  11. Fairly new to this forum and I need some advice. I have a 4 cylinder IH TD-6 crawler that has a cracked head. It will cost me about $1,300 to get this head welded and ready to drop back onto my crawler. I did find a good cylinder that has been checked for cracks (there are none) and it has been shaved. They guy wants $650 for it. This is just the bare head. So what does everyone think of that price? Does anyone know what the ballpark cost would be to put the lifters and valves back in it and get it ready to drop on. I do have the parts from my head that can be used however since I haven't done any diesel work before I'm not sure all the parts such as the valves and frost plugs are good. They seem to be but I don't have the tools or experience to install them. Are these parts expensive? I'm just not sure which way to go here. This crawler won't get a ton of use but it sure comes in handy sometimes at the cabin. I just don't want to drop too much money into something that isn't worth it. Looking for some feedback. Thanks in advance.
  12. So I have a 8x10 single axle trailer with 3/4" decking. Does it take long to remove the engine from the crawler. Never done this before so I'm sure it will be an experience.
  13. Thanks guys. Now all I need to do is pull the sucker and see what I'm looking at. I'm still looking for a new head but I guess that might take awhile. They say it just takes a little patience and lots of phone calls.
  14. Does anyone know the weight of an I/H TD-6 engine? The reason I ask is that I have a bad rear crank seal and a bad cylinder head and my TD-6 is located about 350 miles away from where I live. I would like to pull the engine and bring it back so I can go through it. I just don't know if my snowmobile trailer will be a good choice to transport it. What's everyone's thoughts.
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