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    Default Service for a tractor in Southern California

    Hello All,
    I have had my Jinma for over 2 Years now and it has about 110 Hours on it. I have been reading alot lately on this site and did not buy my 304 from a reputable dealer, should have, but I plead ignorance! Anyhow, does anyone know a good Dealer in Southern California to have this thing service correctly, I did the initial flushing, but would like to have my clutch checked and whatever else needs done at 100 Hours, valves, new fluid etc...
    I actually live in Temecula Ca Can anyone help?
    Thanks,
    Rick
    Jinma 304, 255 Hours

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    Default Re: Service for a tractor in Southern California

    Anyone?
    Rick
    Jinma 304, 255 Hours

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    Veteran Member Bob Rooks's Avatar
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    Default Re: Service for a tractor in Southern California

    Have you Google'd "Jinma Dealers" or "Tractor Dealers"?
    Have you checked the Yellow Pages (book & online)?

    I was born and raised in the Bay Area (been away for awhile), but I've never heard of "Temecula".
    Yuchai 306R dozer, Mustang 2040 skid steer, Mitsubishi MS035 Mini-Ex with four buckets and a rake, Trimble equipped 7' Dual Dozer with twin GCR-2 laser receivers, and a LiTW BH7600 back hoe (sold).

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    Default Re: Service for a tractor in Southern California

    Hello,
    Temecula in in Southern California between San Diego and L.A, about 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 Miles from L.A. We are on the 15.
    Rick
    Jinma 304, 255 Hours

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    Default Re: Service for a tractor in Southern California

    Rick,

    Do you have the tools, time, skills and desire to do this yourself? The clutch and valve adjustments are straight forward and very easy on these tractors.

    If you want to DIY. Here are procedures:
    How to perform the valve adjustment - CLICK HERE
    How to adjust the drive clutch and PTO clutch - CLICK HERE

    There are quite a few Jinma & Kama owners in California that are members, maybe one close to you?


    Larry
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    Default Re: Service for a tractor in Southern California

    Hey Rick,
    Larry is right. There are several Chinese tractor owners near you. I am currently in Rancho Cucamonga and I know exactly where Temecula is. I have a best buddy who lives there and we played a lot of golf there. There was a dealer Kwic Industires near you in Murrietta, but I'm afraid they are gone now.

    Go to the links Larry posted and try doing it yourself. When I got my tractor from back East, I knew I'd have to do all the service and maintenance myself. I learned a lot and it's been a fun ride. TBN and the other sites have been a major help to me.
    Rob-
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    Default Re: Service for a tractor in Southern California

    Thanks All,
    I have done all the flushing and draining, no problem there and if it is like a gas motor or motorcycle, I can do the valve adjustment as well, but I have read here over and over that the clutch finger adjustment sounds out of my league, I will check the links and let you know
    Thanks,
    Rick

    P.S. I almost bought a chipper/shredder from that Qwik place, they wanted too much!
    Jinma 304, 255 Hours

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    Default Re: Service for a tractor in Southern California

    Momboy007 trust me it sounds a lot harder then it is! I am no mechanic and was very leary of trying the clutch adjustment. But was more concern about splitting the tractor to replace the clutch (ah my back ) All the dealers will tell you the adjustment is never right from the factory. Do a search On John's tractor there is an excellent write-up by spiker. It is easier than it looks -Ed

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    Default Re: Service for a tractor in Southern California

    O.K. All,
    I am going to try it
    Rick
    Jinma 304, 255 Hours

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    Default Re: Service for a tractor in Southern California

    Hello Red55,
    I went to Johns tractor, but cannot find a place to launch a search.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks for everyone's help
    Rick
    Jinma 304, 255 Hours

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