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#1 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2014 - 01:50 PM

I was mowing the barn areas on one of my 2 John Deere F935's.  Lately this one has been getting warm enough the heat light & alarm goes off (radiator was full).  Thinking it was just the radiator fins a bit dirty, I blew it all out good & went to mowing.  About an hour in I'm showered across my back with hot water!  No harm done, but the upper radiator hose blew a rip 5+ inches long & went off like a pistol shot.  Oh well, got the other F935 out & finished the job....after a fresh T-shirt that is.  Now I need to go pull it to the shop.  I figure the thermostat is bad, but I'll test it in boiling water to be sure.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 02:05 PM

That water is a little hotter than the normal shower, glad your OK
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Posted May 27, 2014 - 03:00 PM

That water is a little hotter than the normal shower, glad your OK

 

Yep, but not what I was expecting when I realized what had happened.  When it burst, it sent it more like a thick mist instead of globs of hot water.  I guess this means I should fix the hinges on the engine hood & put it back on....reckon?  Was getting ready to tow it to the shop when a thunderstorm rolled in.  Huge drops of COLD rain!  First hot, then a cold shower! 


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 03:06 PM

Glad you weren't burned when the hose ruptured. Nice cool rain sounds good. 


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 03:44 PM

Glad you weren't hurt Daniel. Sure sounds like a rather unpleasant surprise.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 04:17 PM

I am glad that you weren't hurt too. I have found alot of erratic thermostats in the last 15 years. I try to keep using the old ones as long as they are working okay. I find the new defective problem often. I learned to drill a small hole in the thermostats(like they used to come with) to prevent blow back if the thermostat sticks. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 04:29 PM

Glad you weren't hurt.  That could have been bad.  As I read your post the thermostat was the first thing that came to my mind as well.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 04:33 PM

Just need a radiator hose.  I had a known good thermostat from my daughter's car, which I replaced just because I had to take the housing off to get at something else.  It surprised me that it fit!  It's a 195*, so it's perfect.  I'll cut a new gasket.  Taking Teresa out to Famous Recipe for her Birthday (that's today), so hoping I can match a radiator hose at an auto parts store while I'm out.  The original thermostat had a hole with a dangly thing in it, so I had intended to drill a little hole in this one.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 05:59 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TERESA!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Glad you weren't hurt and have an easy fix going!


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 06:31 PM

The auto parts was closed, but that's ok as I have backup mowers.  Man am I stuffed!  The food at Famous Recipe was great!  Now to just relax!


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 07:16 PM

I'm stuffed too! Just did seconds on yesterdays ribs and brisket!


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 07:25 PM

First hot, then a cold shower!


Sounds like the last time I thought I was going to have some alone time with the Mrs...
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Posted May 28, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Sounds like the last time I thought I was going to have some alone time with the Mrs...

I think I better take the "fifth" on this or there might be a lot more of those cold showers ahead !

 

Daniel sure glad you weren't hurt, that could have been really BAD....



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Matched up a hose locally, cut off the excess, installed, and just mowed up & down the roadside.  She was unharmed and running great!


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