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White smoke from clutch

Postby clintmo » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:25 pm

I was tinkering with the non-runner I picked up a while back. It's a runner now. While I'm waiting for the acid to do it's think in the rusty tank, I reinstalled the newly repaired carburetor and fired it up (using a pony tank setup.) I decided to put it in gear to see if it would move for me. I probably lingered on the clutch a bit too long - I don't have a lot of room to move and didn't want it to take off on me - but after a few moments I started getting white smoke from the clutch hand hole. What might have been going on there? The tractor did move in 1st and reverse, by the way.

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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby Urbish » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:54 pm

Ghosts of mice being called to the afterlife?

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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:12 pm

skwimjim wrote:Ghosts of mice being called to the afterlife?

Wouldn't be the first mouse funeral, in a torque tube!
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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby Eugene » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:25 pm

There is only two items in the bell housing rubbing together; throwout bearing and pressure plate fingers, and the clutch disk slipping in the pressure plate.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby clintmo » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:05 pm

skwimjim wrote:Ghosts of mice being called to the afterlife?


That is entirely possible. This thing has sat for a while and the hand hole cover is MIA. I wasn't going to set about cleaning the thing up until I knew it was gonna run ok.

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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby Puffie40 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:54 pm

Any smell? If it's water vapor, it would be odorless.

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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby clintmo » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:53 pm

Just a general burning smell.

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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby Scrivet » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:42 pm

Maybe the mice elected a new pope. :shock:

(I'm sorry but every time I read that title that just screamed at me and I'm not even catholic. I couldn't hold it any longer)

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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby ricky racer » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:47 am

Scrivet wrote:Maybe the mice elected a new pope. :shock:

(I'm sorry but every time I read that title that just screamed at me and I'm not even catholic. I couldn't hold it any longer)


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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby ricky racer » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:49 am

How long do you suppose its been since the TOB's been greased??
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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby clintmo » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:58 am

Scrivet wrote:Maybe the mice elected a new pope. :shock:

(I'm sorry but every time I read that title that just screamed at me and I'm not even catholic. I couldn't hold it any longer)


That mental image is definitely worth sharing.

ricky racer wrote:How long do you suppose its been since the TOB's been greased??


Quite a while, potentially. Gonna do that before I give it another go.

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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:36 pm

I don't think it's possible for the TOB to be so dry as to smoke. It's graphite, which is naturally slippery even without the grease.

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Re: White smoke from clutch

Postby Scrivet » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:22 pm

OK, now that my fit is over :D ....... how about to much grease or just a heavy accumulation of some plain old oil leaching out? I know I've made the "mistake" of smearing a little grease on the face of a neglected TOB on a new to me tractor. Then when I held the clutch down a little to long, I would get grayish white smoke out of all the torque tube implement pad holes. :shock:


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