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#1 MySlow2002GT OFFLINE  

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Posted May 22, 2012 - 09:48 PM

New guy here... Bought a JD 318 last week for $650. It has 928 hours on it, which I thought wasn't too bad. I did a compression test on it the other night and got 100 psi in both cylinders, so the engine is in decent shape. I purchased it to do a complete restoration on, which I'll work on slowly over the year since I have a D140 I use currently.

Got the panels off tonight and have it ready to roll outside for powerwashing and a lot of degreaser work!

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Posted May 22, 2012 - 10:17 PM

That was a good deal looks like a great tractor to start with and seems to be complete also :thumbs:

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Posted May 23, 2012 - 03:59 AM

Congratulations that's very nice. It looks like it was well cared for which is just as important as the hr meter reading.

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Posted May 23, 2012 - 04:43 AM

Welcome to the forum! Nice tractor you have there. Good luck with the restore!

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Posted May 23, 2012 - 08:07 AM

Man, can't believe you got that for $650! Nice find...

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 05:57 PM

Well I was able to get it cleaned up fairly well. I still need to degrease it but it's looking a lot better than before.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 06:02 PM

That does look much better. Best of luck with it!

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 06:54 PM

That looks pretty solid. Just needed a bath.

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 05:52 PM

She's all cleaned up quite well, with just a little oil reside here and there. It's more than clean enough to start tearing apart now though. I'm happy to see that there isn't much rust to speak of. I'm still going to strip it down to the bare frame and sandblast/repaint every piece but it's nice to know that I don't have much repair or welding work to do.

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:11 PM

Now that looks to be a tractor that the PO took care of.
:thumbs: on your purchase.

Thanks for the updates, she's cleaning up nice.

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:16 PM

That 318 really is in nice shape for the hours. I agree with Alan. It's been well maintained. I can't believe how nice and new the rear side of the hydro drive looks. Very nice

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:36 PM

Thanks guys. I'm pleased with how clean and good shape everything seems to be, should make the restoration much easier. The Onan engine does have a leak that appears to be coming from the main seal. Not a big issue as I was planning on tearing it down for a refresh anyways.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 10:33 PM

Sweet lookin' 318, Anthony. My 316's in a few hundred pieces right now. I'll give you a call, and drop by sometime to compare notes. Keep the progress pictorially updated, though it looks as if there's not gonna be much, really, to do for the restore.
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 12:27 PM

Any updates on this?

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Posted July 02, 2012 - 03:45 PM

Boy, that sure cleaned up nice.




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