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Going To Look At A Jd 430, Anything Problem Areas To Look For?

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#1 york0060 OFFLINE  



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Posted October 27, 2014 - 03:18 PM

i think it is a 82 or 83 , he said it had a small oil leak, and about 1900 hrs. Is there any problem areas or things to look for on these? thanks

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Posted October 27, 2014 - 03:32 PM

1900 hours isn't much hours for a diesel.  The main thing is the engine itself.  Should start easily in warm weather.  Shouldn't have exhaust smoke at idle, and no blue smoke anytime.  On throttling up, black smoke is correct.  They sometimes develop crack in the frame where the diff axles bolt up, but thi is an afternoon repair & not anything to stop a purchase, but would be a price negotiator.

  If the oil leak is at the crank seal on the hydro end, it requires pulling the engine to replace the seal.  Another price negotiator.

Myself, I don't know of anything particular to watch for on these.  Pretty solid machines.

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Posted October 27, 2014 - 04:18 PM

Just for reference. On my 523Dxi, the Daihatsu 3-cylinder diesel requires the valves to be adjusted and head re-torqued at 600/1200/1800 hours. The same for the antifreeze. There still is maintenance on the little diesels even though there aren't any "plugs or wires." Hopefully the PO has kept up everything required.

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Posted October 27, 2014 - 04:20 PM

You'd probably want to inspect the driveshaft to see if it's sound. They can be pricey to replace Have a look at the general condition of the front end. Tie rod ends, wheel bearings, axle bushings etc. With 1800hrs those are probably ready for replacement. Easy items to replace but pricey when you add it all up. Another negotiator as Daniel put it. 

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