D7E running a little warm

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D7E running a little warm

Post #1 by david22a » Thu May 01, 2014 9:12 pm

Not really a project, just a little fine tuning. :roll:
Slowly putting the 7E right one problem at a time, good tractor really but rust and scale in cooling system always mean one eye on the temp. Finaly found time and energy to pull the rad and have a look.(with the help of a deadline hopefully Sibbertoft)

Old girl won't sweat so much with this lot removed!
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Re: D7E running a little warm

Post #2 by tctractors » Thu May 01, 2014 10:05 pm

David, I am working on a radiator clean out job at the moment, I removed the top and bottom tanks and had them blasted and painted, the owner cleaned out the core tubes, I also stripped the coolers as they always get pegged up, but I also whipped out the liners and dug out 40 years of crap from the block plus steamed out the head with the chambers removed, so its had a fair birthday ready to go on a few years more.

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Re: D7E running a little warm

Post #3 by david22a » Fri May 02, 2014 8:42 pm

Now your making me feel guilty TC, i'm afraid mine will be a make do job.
With a clean radiator and a hose pipe flush for the block she should be right for the odd working day.


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Re: D7E running a little warm

Post #4 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri May 02, 2014 11:18 pm

david22a wrote:Now your making me feel guilty TC, i'm afraid mine will be a make do job.
With a clean radiator and a hose pipe flush for the block she should be right for the odd working day.


David I can tell you that TC is a perfectionist only the right way and the best way will do for him :thumbup:

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Re: D7E running a little warm

Post #5 by martyn williams » Sat May 03, 2014 10:24 pm

Its surprising how much sediment gathers in the block, too heavy to flush out sometimes as it compacts like mud.Best way is to do what Tony has done. A proper job but expensive, but will give you peace om mind and be good for many years.
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Re: D7E running a little warm

Post #6 by tctractors » Sun May 04, 2014 8:17 am

Just thought I should say that this job started as a track adjuster blown seal at Sibbertoft, things just get out of hand sometimes???
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Re: D7E running a little warm

Post #7 by 68a » Sun May 04, 2014 9:45 am

He only came up to fix a sticking door handle.
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Re: D7E running a little warm

Post #8 by bigkit » Sun May 04, 2014 9:57 am

:lol:


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Re: D7E running a little warm

Post #9 by Mrsmackpaul » Sun May 04, 2014 10:20 am

you blokes have been drinking to much RED BULL !!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: D7E running a little warm

Post #10 by david22a » Thu May 08, 2014 9:12 pm

Just an update, finished cleaning the core and bolted everything back on. Hopefully test run the tractor and fit the blade this weekend, but with DCPC Saturday and a dodgy forecast might be wishfull thinking! Just a few hours working on a old Cat makes you appreciate good old school engineering, unlike the Challenger i've been chasing electrical gremlins on today. :dizzy:


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