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Posted September 08, 2014 - 09:54 PM

So I have a question

What can I do to clean the gas tank to prep for diesel?

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Wash it out with diesel fuel. I would worry more about making sure it's clean of gunk.
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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Through school and work,I finally found some time to throw the belts on the diesel. Only downside was that the 3 groove was a 3v width, instead of 4L. So.... I had to eat the 30 bucks and another 45 to get a 3 groove, 4L.

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The belt for the fan ended up being a 23

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And the drive belt ended up being a 35, but they only had a 36. Two on order, waiting for the brown guy to show up.
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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Wash it out with diesel fuel. I would worry more about making sure it's clean of gunk.


Will do. I washed it out well with some soap and hot water. I will purg it with some diesel and call it good. Thanks for the info

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:49 PM

You did the right thing getting the correct pulley to match the belt pitch.



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Posted September 15, 2014 - 10:24 PM

He he he, something happened tonight!


Mmmm, the smell of smoke!
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Posted September 15, 2014 - 10:59 PM

YES!!! Just had to make you feel good.  :thumbs: 



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Posted September 15, 2014 - 11:23 PM

Oh, it idled so nice!

I'm thinking I need to put some reflective heat shield under the hood.
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Posted September 16, 2014 - 08:15 AM

Ill get a video up of it running by thurs :thumbs:  

 

This project seems like I always have the wind taken from my sails when it gets moving along.  I have some family stuff to attend the next few days, so thurs is the best I can do.

 

 

 

That doesnt mean I can play around a minute or two :D


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 03:56 PM

Thought this might give you some ideas.  https://lakeland.cra...4607750584.html  A diesel JD gt


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Here is a shot of the 400 about........90% complete.  Missing some minor cosmetic items, but it runs and drives nice

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 09:51 PM

It's interesting that at the beginning I was all for the electric fan, but then went to mechanically driven one. I have been running it for ten minutes or so, and the temp stays around 210ish. It's ok, but after looking at the setup, I could have done better.

So..... Back to a elec fan. I picked up two from a store called NPS. The fans were marked at $44+ change! and take off 60% for today's discount and the ended up at 17 each.

I will put it on the inside, creating a puller. CFM on these fans are around 2400. That should be good.

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Do you have a thermostat in the cooling system and if so what temp. is it rated to open?

To me 210 deg. sounds high for a diesel just running unloaded. Your electric fans sound like a good idea and I usually go for a control thermostat no higher than 180. 



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Posted September 18, 2014 - 03:44 AM

My diesel in my Ford will run up that high in the hot of summer mowing but usually it is because the screen in front of the radiator gets clogged with grass clippings . other wise it will run between 160° -180°. As Chris said, 210° at no load is Way to hot for any engine. That engine could have a bad water pump or blocked passages somewhere?
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Posted September 18, 2014 - 05:24 AM

I agree with Chris & Keith that you might want to look at other things too . Did you get your 210 reading from the dash gauge ? Any way that it could be reading it incorrectly ?


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