Re: Oil

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Posted by Tony C on June 26, 2018 at 10:18:51 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Oil posted by gary starr on June 25, 2018 at 22:12:17:

Good morning,

THe engine is dry sleeve so it's unlikely water is intruding there.

Was the head gasket you used sided? It would have been stamped. It's easy to miss.

You may have to remove the head and re examine the head and block more closely. SInce the gasket is new it may be easier to determine where the leak is. If you don't find anything obvious and don't have an accurate straight edge, take the head to a machine shop for pressure testing and possibly truing. Dress the protruding liner flush with the block. You don't want any interference with the fit of the fire ring to the surfaces of the head or block.

THe blocks are very sturdy< unless suffering freeze or mega overheat and shock cooling damage you should be OK. A lot of work to remove the pan for pressure testing the block.

Second option is to use a block sealer. Waterglass,(sodium silicate), Blue Devil, K-Seal,etc. Do a little research and decide. THese tractors have a pressure cooling system providing the cap is good so the sealers should work. All are are a little expensive but not more than a new head gasket and possible machine work. It's a crap shoot. Big advantage for this solution is you won't have to wrestle the damn hood on and off. In spite of not being a big fan of this procedure I would give it a try.

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