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Radiator over heating problem

Postby countershaft » Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:47 pm

I just had a clutch job done at the local Case dealership on my Farmall Super A and now the thing over heats and steams up. I ask them if there was anything that could have changed in the overhaul process and they said no ! They did replace 2 of the soft plugs in the engine block , but said that shouldn't affect the cooling system . It didn't over heat before it was torn down for the repair.Any suggestions ???

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:01 am

Check your timing and fan belt tension. main other thing I can think of is there was some crud/sludge in the cooling system that got disturbed during the work, and the cooling system and radiator may need flushed.
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Flush ----

Postby countershaft » Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:41 pm

Did exactly that yesterday John . Used a Prestone 10 minute flush and after a 15 minute running , I flushed with clean water , then replaced the anti-freeze. Now what I need to do is run it and see if that has helped. They had replaced 2 soft plugs in the block, could have stirred up the crud

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Postby Cub-Bud » Thu Nov 04, 2004 8:16 am

Is it possible the dealer put to much coolant/water in the system after the plug replacement and it was just finding it's proper level :?:
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:05 am

I wondered about that, but when he said "steams up" I teneded to think about other problems.
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Thanks guys,

Postby countershaft » Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:07 am

I flushed it and cleaned it with radiatior cleaner then strained the (new) anti-freeze ( alot of dirt) and it works fine . My dad always said, " if you can't do it, know somebody who can "

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Postby johnbron » Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:46 am

:?: OK, I just have to ask. How does new antifreeze have or get a lot of dirt in it to the point that it has to be strained :?: Any that I have ever used comes out of the container clean & green.
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Postby Bigdog » Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:03 am

JB - it sounds like the dealer dumped new antifreeze into the tractor without a clean and flush even though they replaced some freeze plugs and probably knocked a lot of scale loose in the process.
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Postby johnbron » Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:19 am

Ok B.D., It was fairly new antifreeze recycled then. If it were me I would have dumped the whole used mess and put new in it. New is to cheap in price for me to buy rather than trying to salvage used.
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Postby Bigdog » Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:59 am

Yeah, but some of us are cheap! (we call it "frugal")
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They did ----

Postby countershaft » Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:36 pm

(supposedly) put new anti-freeze in . At least I was charged for 2 gallons . After I drained it (to flush) , I "strained" it before replacing and there was a lot of residue.

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Postby beaconlight » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:29 pm

I agree with BD There a a whole lot of things on a 50 year old cub you could just put new for about $150.00 each and be ok for another 50 years. ONLY 10 and there goes $1500.00. Bet i could find more than 10. Be sides if all 1200 of us did that it would add up to a whole lot of pollution unnecessarily. I am not against all pollution but would like to keep it under a DULL ROAR.

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