the radiator had a hole that was patched about the size of a baseball and 80% plugged with mud, hay, horse poop stuff. I swapped that out with a radiator out of a 4000. They ran it with an open header when the exhaust manifold outlet busted off. I put a Oreilly's special exhaust system with a glass pack on it... and a new water pump... and a new carb... and new belts....and new hoses. I bought most of my parts through the local dealer and YTC ( dont get me started on those yahoos)
It has good compression cold so I dont think a complete overhaul is needed. If it turns out to be a cracked sleeve, I will put new parts back in when it goes back together... along with new clutches $$$$$$$, or I may slap a head gasket in it and call it good. I wont be bush hogging 40 acres with it, just light loader work, snow duty and working the gravel in the drive way... or send it on down the road. Who knows??
Edited by tater195, January 23, 2015 - 08:33 PM.