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  1. MNredfarmer

    German Diesel fuel pump

    What does swapping fuel pumps in a 706 German Diesel entail? I imagine you take the little plate off of the front of the engine, line up a couple timing marks and take it off? Is it that easy? Do you spin the engine with the flywheel and pry bar? Do you have to drain anything? Will I need new gaskets or anything? Your knowledge would be appreciated.
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    German Diesel fuel pump

    I'm talking about the pump drive gear. I can't adjust the hub anymore in the gear slots to get the timing mark to line up with the bottom of the pointer in the FIP. If that makes sense.
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    German Diesel fuel pump

    Well, it rained this morning so I checked things out a little closer. The other day, when I tore into it, I took a paint marker and marked out 14 on the crankshaft pulley, flywheel and put a mark on the timing gear. I guess I didn't look very hard for the dots on the gears. Today I looked closer and found them, and they're one tooth off. When you said to put the key slot at 10 o'clock, mine was at about 11 or even 11:30, but thought "close enough, right"? My Dad had this tractor overhauled sometime around 1980. Do you suppose they put it together wrong at that time? I tried to slip it over a tooth, but I think I'm in trouble and have to take the whole front plate off to do it. Am I right?
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    German Diesel fuel pump

    when set at 14, the timing mark is behind the pointer, about 1/16-1/8" or so above the bottom edge. How do you adjust that?
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    German Diesel fuel pump

    Got the other pump on. Sadly it didn't change how it ran. This was my Dad's tractor and as long as I can remember it's had kind of a flutter in the engine. Kind of hard to hear at idle until you take the muffler off. More prevalent as the rpms get higher. Changed injectors years ago, Dad thought it helped, I could still hear it. The thing starts easy, doesn't use oil, doesn't have any blow by to speak of, and has always smoked like a chimney. Could the problem be in the valve train? Thoughts?
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    German Diesel fuel pump

    sure thing. I also got my hands on a I&T manual and it said to set everything at 14 degrees btc so I did that and now I'm gonna try my luck.
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    German Diesel fuel pump

    I went out and played with it a little today. The pointer on the flywheel is pointing to a 20, the pointer is pointing to a 20 on the crankshaft pulley, the pointer in the FIP is pointing to a timing mark and the key on the shaft is at about 10 o'clock. Is it ready to come off now?
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    German Diesel fuel pump

    Thank you for the detailed response. It will be helpful.
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    Headlight question

    Not really tractor related, but I got question about halo headlights. I have a Chevy Trailblazer that has scratched up headlights (boxcar Magnum style). Hey, I did mention a tractor after all. I was looking on eBay for replacements and saw some halo headlights. Are they direct replacements or do you have to wire other stuff in to make them work? Are they any good? Are they worth putting in there or a waste of time? Thanks for any replies.
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    Headlight question

    Thats the info I was looking for. Thanks. I think I'll go more in Cattech's direction.
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    Is your dog helpful?

    My dog helps all the time. When I open the gate to give the cows a bale of hay, he watches the gate and doesn't let anything past him. When I open a gate to try to chase the cows through the gate, he doesn't let anything through .
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    Has anyone been able to do any field work

    Last two weekends we've had 8" snows and are expecting one again tomorrow. Haven't gotten anything out of the shed yet. Today I started the Steiger and let it run for a while just because I wanted to listen to it run.
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    K&M door cylinder

    I like that the k&m kit allows the door to open past 90 degrees. It makes getting in the tractor a lot easier.
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    Jay Leno Drives a Quadtrack

    don't get me wrong, I only farm a couple hundred acres, but if i farmed 5,000+ acres I wouldn't want to tackle it with only a 2294.
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    Jay Leno Drives a Quadtrack

    Just think what you're getting done in that hour though. Getting a lot of acres done in an hours time.
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    Front tire size to go with 15.5-38

    My uncle had a 560 with 15.5's on back and 9.5Lx15's on front. It looked good.
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    7120 magnum accumulators

    I felt violated by my dealer when I took them in to be charged. $190 for 10 minutes "work". $10 for each for the nitrogen and the rest was labor. Try to find an independent mechanic to do it.
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    5140 vs 5240

    maybe it was there but it didn't work. I told them that it would be nice if it had an audible warning and they said they'd look into what it would take to do it and when they delivered it, it was in there.
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    5140 vs 5240

    I've got a 5140 and I like it. Parking brake was gone on mine when I went to look at it. You have to split the tractor to fix it if it's a fwa. The dealer split the bill with me to put it in. I also had them put a beeper in the system so it would beep at you when you put it in gear if the park brake when on. Before that there was just a light on the dash. Later in the 52 series they got a neutral in the shuttle. They increased the HP by 10 or so. They got a glass panel on the bottom of the door instead of steel.
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    Weight/rock boxes

    These were made by a local welding shop 40 years ago. 1/4' steel and the front hinges open to empty.
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    Case IH Cyclo 800 planter questions and parts

    Yup, the last couple years I planted with it the thing quit alternating the markers. I pulled the fuse out and the thing clicked. When I tried it again the other marker went down. I finished out the day taking the fuse out and in to switch markers. Never did find out what was wrong. wired a on/off switch into the power wire or the ground wire(can't remember which). Get to the end and flip the switch off/on and go.
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    Case IH Cyclo 800 planter questions and parts

    I never read through all of the responses and I don't know if the 6-rows are the same as the 8 row planters, but the 8 row we had, you needed an electrical box of some sort that would alternate the markers. It wouldn't switch from one marker to the other without it. It's been a while, I can't remember for sure if either would work without this box.
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    IH 684 - Water in oil again

    German Diesel engines have o-rings under the sleeves that will start to leak. That would be my guess.
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    Case 94 vs IH 50 Series

    I've heard that they had David Brown lineage too. I have a 5140 and like it a lot. They do have some little problems though. One hydraulic pump that runs everything is one of my hang-ups. Push the clutch in and it disrupts the flow at outlets, the steering and I think the pto.
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    Not sure where the serial # is. Brakes can be a problem on these. Anything from bad seals or o rings to a little plastic tube that slides down in the reservoir( a problem I've had. cheap fix but was hard to find). I've had to replace the clutch on my 685 once. People say they go through them quite often.