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  1. Happy to report some progress! Dozer moves well, forward backward, turns left great locks up well, doesn't like to turn right unfortunately.. will very gradually turn right but not lock the brake. Started her up (8deg C and fired up in a few seconds of cranking ๐Ÿ˜Ž) and she crawled her way outta the 10yr old grave like it was just another work day! All rollers were good, and track tension seems ok but LH side a little tight maybe. So besides from the RH steering issue, the trans and converter seem good. In need of a hyd oil change of course. She is sitting on level ground now, so glad the water trap will work now. And so much easier to work on with the blade off the high stump. I can get around it really well now. Very very relieved to see her get up and show her worth.. lots of time and money so far !! Harvey
  2. And 1 more: After the inital start and warm-up, the engine seemed to settle into a consistent about of smoke and colour. What do you guys think, Harvey
  3. :clicking a link below will take you to YouTube video: Dozer at Idle Engine Revs Hi All, Thought I'd maybe share a link here, so some of you can comment on how the dozer is running.. Particularly interested to know what folk think of the current timing of the Roosa pump to the engine, how does it sound.. Its set at around 8 to 10 degrees as far as I can see from the side of the engine. Also, is that too much smoke?? Cheers
  4. Gday Chris, thanks for the kind words of encouragement! I need every bit I can get at the moment! A slightly daunting project for me.. such a big machine, out in the woods by myself, and not too many guys around me that I can chat with about it.. also never operated such a vessel.. only tractors and cars etc.. But, I am learning and hopefully I will arrive, or shall I say the dozer will arrive, on a back of a lowboy to my property one day!!! There she will be very useful. We had a bushfire down here at the start of the year, my 300 acre block was turned into black sticks.. Some very dangerous trees still hanging in the balance. I havent walked around the property in months. I cant wait, to strap those trees to my winch and finally land them. Way to dangerous to fell with a chainsaw.. widow-makers they are. Thanks for the encouragement mate๐Ÿ‘ Cheers
  5. Hey Ben if your there shoot me your email and I will send you manuals for freeee they are just pdf photocopies and not really worth $200. I was a bit disappointed with them actually!! Why are these manuals not available for free for such an old machine I wonder.
  6. Very very good advise appreciate it Dennis. 55 gallons... that is 210 litres, that is a massive amount of oil! I think best to change it though, it is dark and been sitting for 9 years and probably was not regularly changed in its previous life.
  7. Gday Dennis, Yes I got that mixed up sorry, thick oil in the finals. I really hope its not an engine rear main seal thats leaking!! Is there a quick way to check that? Is the rear main visable from center platform area? Doing the cylinder on the dozer sounds the way to go, i can replace packing and seals whilst leaving the rear end bolted up? Is that correct? That would be perfect if so Cheers Harvey
  8. Ooo nice! That ripper would be handy.. Where are you located? I have pdf manuals from jensales.. i could send you those if your wallet is light. Mine is light because my fuel pump failed ha... ha...
  9. I think im ready to try and move the dozer. All the linkages are working and all the fluids are checked - although dirty. Engine idles well, throttle adjustment is ok for shutoff. Is there anything to check that I have missed? Had a look at the wiring today. Made sure 24v was up to the dash and good earth. The only dial that works is the engine oil pressure. Havent seen any others move. Rewired in the elec safety switch as I bypassed it when the starter was rebuilt. Cant believe that switch still works 55years later on. Im yet the check charging when running and the rest of the dash. I have 2 spare wires, red and purple, LH side of battery compartment towards the front. I cant find these in the wiring diagram. The only ones that look similar on the diagram are actually the starter switch, but this is mounted on the dash and already connected. Any ideas? Lights? But the diagram shows only 1 wire running to the rear lights.
  10. The hydraulic tank is black... Looks like sump oil was used.. I guess cause it was leaking so much someone decided to use old oil. Also the rear frame oil is a darker tan colour.. Are these things to address before I move the machine? Or they'll be ok for a trip to the lowboy. Whats the likelihood that sump oil has damaged the hydraulics system? Im really hoping no sump oil was used in the rear frame. I believe that 80w/90 is required there so hopefully not.. Can you flush the systems very easily? Cheers
  11. Ok cool those are both good ideas cheers guys. Its currently out in the bush so removing the cylinder may have to wait until I can use a lift of some sort. Fabricating a new one is a good option. No IH wreckers down here. Im really not sure if its the packing thats leaking or the dust seal. It does have a steady stream of oil that leaks... possibly both are. Cheers, really helps having advise with this , Harvey
  12. The hydraulic fluid really leaks when its running. Manual says its a 'dust seal' - that black oil seal. Does anyone have any suggestions please? I dont know quite how to approach this one. 1. Bush remedy or 2. Proper fix It really drops oil.
  13. After cleaning the grease and inspecting a leak from the Lh lift cylinder i found this:
  14. Yeah there are a few loose plates, there is a spare track that is with the dozer and the owner had been gradually replacing the bad plates.
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