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#211 fxrs55 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 09:00 PM

Well it rained all day so I worked on the scoop in the garage
and here are a few pictures. I took it apart to scrape off
some of the rust and fix the latch and some loose bolts.

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 09:50 PM

Worksaver is still in business: http://www.worksaver.com/


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 07:01 PM

I sanded the heck out of the frame and outside of the scoop to remove
the rust. I looked at different types of rust sealer / paint and I
just did not want to spend as much money for paint and sealer as I did
for the scoop. So I sprayed everything with rusty metal primer I
already had and then I bought a gallon of rustoleum high performance
oil base enamel paint for $25 at Walmart. I bought the light grey.
Here are a few pictures. This week I am going to replace the water pump
and the head gasket. I hope that's it for the rest of the summer.

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 07:49 PM

Can I request a video of that thing in action? :D Nice job on the refurb by the way...

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 10:52 PM

You did a nice job on the scoop.  :D


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 10:13 PM

I was using the tractor a good bit on Sunday and the water pump
is starting to leak more and it also now has a rumble sound.
Time to replace the pump and to replace the head gasket.
Here are a few pictures of the tear down.

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Posted April 22, 2014 - 10:25 PM

I finished replacing the head gasket and water pump last week and so far so good. My laptop
is down and all of my pictures are on it. I need to replace the power jack on the mother board.
I have ordered a new jack and hopefully it will be here soon so I can get to my pictures.
I used the tractor with the dirt scoop today for about 3 hours and yesterday I used
for about 3 hours and does do a good job. Plus it is fun as heck to drive around and
having a two cylinder diesel is actually cool as well.


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Posted April 23, 2014 - 05:03 AM

I'm glad that you are getting to enjoy the tractor. You have certainly earned it. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted May 12, 2014 - 09:56 AM

I have been using the tractor with the dirt scoop and I think
I need to replace the O-rings on the 3 point lift piston.
I have to give it a good bit of throttle to lift scoop with
dirt or stone in it. Also here is a video of the disassembly
of the engine to replace the head gasket and water pump.


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 09:59 PM

I finally have a little time to address the weak 3 point hydraulics
when lifting stuff with my dirt scoop. Upon disassembly I found
the o-rings are shot and the piston has galling as does the
cylinder bore. I honed the cylinder and I'm going to take
the piston to work polish it in the lathe. I already
bought all the o-rings I need for this project.

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 03:58 AM

I finished rebuilding the hydraulic cylinder and reassembled
everything back onto the tractor. After bleeding the air
out of the cylinder I could not believe how much
better the 3 point lifts the dirt scoop with a load
in it. I'm glad I finally fixed it and it was such an
easy job I should have done it sooner.

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Wow, those pictures stink. I'll repost them tonight after work.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 08:42 PM

here's those pictures again. Nothing exciting. Whenever I have to

take something apart for repair I always chip my paint job.

Oh well it is what it is.

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 10:46 PM

I have the same issue, both my fenders have a ding or two. At least the weld and repair is holding where the fender attaches to the foot rest, where it was torn. Was yours like that also?

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 05:54 PM

Here is another video of the head gasket replacement. This one is of the water pump.


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