Poclain 75 CKB

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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #21 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon May 07, 2018 9:34 pm

Another fleeting visit has finally seen off the rest of the hydraulic pipe and hose replacement; just need to top up the hydraulic oil now, I did give her a very brief run just to check the work done was okay which fortunately it is, there is no point putting lots of oil in for it to leak back out had there been a problem. Today I fitted the steel pipe and another five hoses, job finally done so far as the control hoses are concerned. :thumbup:

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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #22 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat May 19, 2018 8:00 pm

I was supposed to meet up with my usual gang of friends today but things fell apart so I decided to do a 'flying visit' to my machines, normally I would not want to do this because of the distance involved I like to plan ahead to make sure that I accomplish something good on each visit. To cut a long story short I only had a new battery to fit on the Poclain and decided I would change the water drain tap on the engine block of the Hymac while I was up there, an easy day I thought to myself. :dizzy:
I cleaned out the battery box and removed the one remaining battery so I could check the electrolyte level then fitted the new batteries :thumbup: I decided to run the Hymac up while I was still working on the Poclain.
You know sometimes you get that feeling that you should really check something important :wtf: well I thought I'd pop the rear canopy open and check that the drive belts were okay, I felt confident that they were because the last time I had the machine running I put my multimeter across the battery terminals to check that she was charging okay which she was. :thumbup:
When I got the canopy open I made the crushing discovery that the drive belt for the cooling fan had jumped the pulley :thumbdown: :cry: whoever had last done the job was at least decent enough to cable tie some new belts over the assembly to save me having to disconnect the hydraulic pump coupling.
I'm just hoping that the engine is not now 'cooked' which would really pee me off somewhat; to be fair she has not worked hard because of the hydraulic oil leaks and she does not smoke but that is no guarantee that all is good so here's hoping.

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