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  • I would rather have a seat on my 8530. (John Deere tractor)! Can you tell I am a farmer? Jan.30
    • Ice man
      Wow, 8530 is some serious tractor. I don't blame you, even I would love to play with that. Your's set up with all 8 wheels the same size, or 4 big in the back and 4 smaller in the front ?
    • RareCatch
      Yes it is has 6000 hours on it with only one blown head gasket! Good service. I take good care of it no cold starts like you see on here. I use engine heaters and heat on the hydraulic system so the pump don't cavitate not good for that very expensive pump! Hey while I got you on here have you ever had a blower failure on your truck? I mean the seals go out and run away engine? No way to stop it but stand there and cry because it is going to be damn expensive! (Engine burning oil from crankcase instead of fuel? Jan. 30
    • Ice man
      By blower I'm assuming you mean the turbo. I've only had the misfortune that you're describing, with one Detroit Diesel many years ago.The only way I got it to shut down was to hold my jacket over the air intake until it died. Never wanted anything to do with "Jimmies" after that. I've had hump hoses connecting the turbo to the air to air system blow out, but managed to shut down the engine before doing any other damage. I carried spares at the time and was able to do roadside repair myself. I've had a couple of turbos that I replaced at the first sign of oil seal problems, there were also a couple of high milers that whistled so bad that I didn't trust the bearings to go much further. I was always big on preventative maintenance. I have seen too many cases where guys didn't pay attention to the little tell tale signs and destroyed valuable engines.
    • RareCatch
      Yes that is exactly what I was talking about the turbo's! I seen guys shut down tractors with the turbo still winding down I would never do that! Those things turn at to high of speed with no oil pressure nope not me!. I wish I could get your e mail address I got a lot of questions I could ask. Jan. 30
    • Ice man
      I won't post it here, but not very long ago I saw where they will be working on the private message system soon and I'll give it to you then, okay?. Yes always let your turbo cool off and slow right down before shutting down your engine. Otherwise it will spin for 10 minutes without lubrication, that's how bearings get burned up and eventually fail. When your turbo blows up it will send tiny shards of metal debris all the way back to your air cleaners one way and if you're really unlucky you'll end up with them in the combustion chambers, scoring liners, destroying pistons and valves too. I've advised younger guys to change out their air filters after a turbo blow and replacement. The smart ones listened and their engines lived. The ones that thought they were smarter than me and didn't listen ended up sucking those little metal particles back out of the air filters and right through their brand new turbos. Destroying everything in their path.
    • RareCatch
      Excellent Jan. 31

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