Jd 318 Tie Rod, Curved Or Straight
Posted April 30, 2012 - 11:25 AM
So I'm thinking mine should be straight. Can anyone out there verify, one way or the other?
Posted April 30, 2012 - 03:58 PM
Posted April 30, 2012 - 04:51 PM
Posted May 01, 2012 - 06:14 PM
The bend apparently led to two wear spots, one pretty bad, so I'm thinking of getting a new rod anyway. Prices I've seen are about $27 or $28.
Posted May 02, 2012 - 06:46 PM
Posted May 02, 2012 - 08:14 PM
Posted May 09, 2012 - 04:35 PM
Posted May 09, 2012 - 08:25 PM
Posted May 09, 2012 - 09:11 PM
When I first read this thread I thought I remembered that the one on my 318 was curved too but I wasn't sure until today when I was changing the oil . I didn't buy this new but it's been like that for 26 years that I've owned it , it's a 1983 so they might have changed them through the years Al
I would check for toe-in. You may have toe-out.
Posted May 09, 2012 - 09:21 PM
Posted May 11, 2012 - 08:44 AM
Probably much to do about not very much, as I often say. Anyway, I picked up a used one on eBay last nigjt, shipping was more than my winning bid. Another couple of thoughts:
- I haven't seen any curved ones offered anywhere, and there's only one part # for the tierod at JDparts
- Nothing in the toein adjustment instructions talk about keeping the curve up after adjustments
- I did have a pretty bad wear spot on the right top side of the rod, just an inch or so under the frame.
I'll see how good a shape the eBay one is in, and most likely put it on.