JD 316 what to look for
Posted May 01, 2017 - 03:44 PM
- 637Yeoman said thank you
Posted May 01, 2017 - 03:55 PM
make sure the onan is running on both sides, possible for a rod to break it'll still run on 1 cyl, expensive to rebuild...
- Alc and Leonard VanCamp have said thanks
Posted May 01, 2017 - 04:27 PM
Posted May 01, 2017 - 09:39 PM
that's one way i guess. never a bad idea to take a compression tester along either, can get a decent one pretty cheap at places like auto zone...
Posted May 01, 2017 - 09:44 PM
check the hydro fluid too if you can, maybe a dipstick or something else, the deere guys should know. look up underneath at the filter, check for hydro leaks
check for creep, shift it forwards and back and see if it stays in neutral, lots of moving parts in the linkage get worn
check the engine oil if it's clean
bring a voltmeter check the charging system
Posted May 01, 2017 - 09:56 PM
Hydro fluid can be checked at the sight glass at the rear of the tractor, there should be a tube with a clear section to the right side of the rear, fluid should be seen in the clear section.
- WNYTractorTinkerer and Oldford have said thanks
Posted May 02, 2017 - 01:42 AM
Those things are tanks.. The only thing they lack is power steering.. (You will pray for it if you have hills)
I had a 314 for years and my arms & hands had enough of it!
Other than that the above advice gives you a good idea of what to look at..
One other thing is to pull the dipstick and smell the oil.. If it reeks of gas walk away.. The compression test will tell the tale if the oil is fresh..