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    Default IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    The tractor's original radiator, 3112868R9x, leaks, has been repaired several times unsuccessfully. Have been looking for a replacement without success so far. Bates Corp. is the only source I have found that even acknowledges the existence of this OEM part number (other than Case/IH of course) but has none in stock and apparently won't for about 6 months or so. Case/IH claims no stock worldwide. So the tractor is currently out of commission which isn't good because the engine was just rebuilt and it runs great!

    Tractor is a 1969 model, s/n B006696, diesel, made in England.

    Here are my questions:

    1: Has anyone found a 3112868R94 radiator recently, either new or used-serviceable or even used-repairable, and if so, where was it found?

    2: Has anyone ever replaced the OEM radiator with another non-OEM radiator, and if so, who supplied it, what was its part number, what modifications were required, etc?

    Any other ideas or suggestions on resolving this problem would sure be appreciated.

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    Default Re: IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    For what it's worth, I Googled that part number. Two hits here in the U.S. Bates, and another... Eagle Tractor parts in Texas. Shows they have one. Just says radiator assy. Call for quote. Another hit shows one in the UK.

    If the top and bottom tanks are still good, a good radiator shop may be able to replace the core.

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    Default Re: IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    Or try a company called Sparex. They specialize in new parts for tractors like this. They are based in the UK but have dealers in the states. Don't know if the States model of this tractor used a different radiator than the UK one...Good luck

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    Default Re: IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    It's in a radiator shop now. The guy says he can probably repair it. Bates has no stock, quoted a 6 month lead time -- I think it was a kissoff. Will check on Eagle Tractor Parts. Case/IH contacts in the UK said there are no OEMs available worldlwide. Sparex has offers no direct replacement either. So I really hope the repair in progress is successful. Thanks.

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    Default Re: IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    Checked Sparex, no direct replacement available though. There might be one that could be made to work with modifications. The UK and US models are different -- naturally! Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    DJ54: Please forward the UK hit info. Thanks.

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    Default Re: IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    I did not go any farthe than looking at this page but hope it helps..!! GRANIT PARTS Tractor type: 354, 364, 374, 444 GRANIT Radiator 74702343

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    Default Re: IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    Thanks for the UK info, DJ54. Right now I'm waiting to get my old radiator back from being recored/rebuilt and hoping that will resolve the problems. Also waiting on a quote from Eagle Tractor Parts on the used item they apparently have, just for info's sake.

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    Default Re: IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    Dick, saw this on ebay:
    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=97323207410

    New, $396. Described as for "B444", is that the same tractor?

    Anyway, good luck, hope the repairs hold up.

    Keith

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    Default Re: IH 444D (UK) Radiator Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Crashcup View Post
    Dick, saw this on ebay:
    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=97323207410

    New, $396. Described as for "B444", is that the same tractor?

    Anyway, good luck, hope the repairs hold up.

    Keith
    Nope, that's a different tractor as far as I know. Thanks anyway.
    Dick

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