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  1. #21
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    Default Re: 64 years young

    Here's what the piston liner kits,rod brgs & gaskets costs from an A&I or JD dealer
    A-RE37492 KIT,GASKET,FOR ENGINE REBUILD View/Update 85.71 USD
    A-RE30250 KIT, CYLINDER View/Update 141.08 USD 423.24 USD
    A-RE27348 CONROD BEARING SET View/Update 13.82 USD 41.46 USD
    Parts that have an issue will display a flag. *Subtotal 550.41 USD

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    Default Re: 64 years young

    Ha ha, good point!

    My tractor used to have a front end loader,
    which is what wore out the front end. I
    was pleasantly surprised that all the parts
    to rebuild it were readily available and
    not too hard to figure out.

    I am hoping that some day I can find
    both a front end loader and a 3-point-
    mounted backhoe for mine. Once I
    get it running again, of course.

    Edit to include response to TxJim:
    Wow, you guys are more resourceful
    than most. Outstanding. I feel like I
    finally arrived at the forum for real
    people (so unlike political and social
    media where the trolls drown out
    serious discourse).

    Thanks to all who have responded
    so far. I had no idea such a dedicated
    and professional forum existed. Makes
    me think I need to seriously reconsider
    what I'll be doing on my vacation next
    week! (Shop not fully functional yet
    though so it will have to wait some).

    Wonder why my dealer highballed the
    parts estimate so bad? $600 is a no-
    brainer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by avachava View Post
    Wonder why my dealer highballed the
    parts estimate so bad? $600 is a no-
    brainer...
    Because he wanted to sell you a new tractor?

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    Default Re: 64 years young

    Ya think?

    How can you trust someone like that?

    I'd LOVE to buy a new tractor. Plus
    book passage on a space flight to the
    ISS.

    But I'll have to settle for riding my
    motorcycle and fixing my one-step.

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    Default Re: 64 years young

    avachava
    I worked for a JD dealer for over 20 yrs so looking up the parts is easy for me plus it helps kep my mental wheels turning. I also sold 2240's when they were NEW. I'm glad I could help you.Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx Jim View Post
    avachava
    I worked for a JD dealer for over 20 yrs so looking up the parts is easy for me plus it helps kep my mental wheels turning. I also sold 2240's when they were NEW. I'm glad I could help you.Jim
    Outstanding! Thank you so much. I've been heartbroken since my beloved little workhorse went down, thinking I couldn't afford to fix it. (Almost said 'her,' ha ha). Now I have to be careful not to put it in front of other, pressing tasks that HAVE to be completed first (any of you married guys know whereof I'm coming from). When I first got the place I borrowed a (now-deceased) old friend's Ferguson. He didn't explain about PTO's when he loaned it so off I went to rotary-mow my spread. Imagine my surprise when I pushed in the clutch and the tractor kept going, right through one of my fences! Talk about a quick education. I made sure I found a used tractor with a live PTO... Later I bought some peanut hay for the cows. They love it over any other type of hay as it still has a few small peanuts throughout the vines. The big, round bales are heavy, some going over a ton. I noticed when I picked one up that the steering was a little light. Then I started up hill to deliver the bale. Oops! Wheelied straight up! Too funny; I had to BACK up the hill like a Model T.
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    The drag blade is a whole 'nuther learning curve.

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    Default Re: 64 years young

    I would definitely go through the trouble of rebuilding it. Those motors are pretty easy to do if you have the right tools and some good shop space. I'd also bet that the cause of the water contamination is the cylinder liner O-rings, with age they get old and can leak. We just rebuilt a '72 International 454 Diesel with similar symptoms a couple years ago. The tractor ran great and motor was in good shape but it started getting water in the oil. Tore it down and the liner O-rings were bad, since we had it torn down we did new liners, pistons, bearings and gaskets along with a new clutch.
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    Default Re: 64 years young

    Quote Originally Posted by avachava View Post
    Thanks, all. Shows you how much my local
    dealer knows. Can you imagine the gall to
    tell me it's not worth rebuilding? I was
    insulted and disgusted. The tractor is perfect
    for my small spread and what I use it for.
    No telling how many foolish four-wheeling
    fools I've rescued, not to mention a 14x70
    house trailer that was about to be lost to
    flood waters! (It did a wheelie when we
    dropped it onto the drawbar but I had two
    stout boys lay over the hood to keep it
    down until I got it out onto the road).
    Welcome to the forum! That line above made me LOL! A picture would be worth a thousand words you know???
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

    2001 John Deere 790 4x4 with Model 70 FEL, 5ft International World Agritech bush hog, 5ft Wallberg BB, 5ft Frontier disc harrow, 5ft King Kutter II Rototiller, 5ft Cultipacker, 5ft Sitrex finish mower, Leinbach PHD with 9" & 12" augers, Leinbach middlebuster, Leinbach #11 Field Cultivator, boom pole, custom 3pt handi-hitch, clamp on bucket forks, Pat's Easy Change.

    Nothing runs like a Deere, or smells like a John....

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    Default Re: 64 years young

    I may have some photos of the JD pulling that trailer
    but that was before digital (Dec '01). I'd have to find
    the slides and scan them, if I had a scanner.

    The funnier part of that story is on the way up the
    two-lane state road to higher ground. It was drizzling
    and I was in my lowest gear, ambling along about
    1.5 mph. I had the flashers on and there was a
    Cadillac leading. A mini-pickup came down the hill
    doing ninety-to-nothing, ignored all the flashing
    lights and slammed on the brakes just as he reached
    my tractor. I thought I felt a little bump/tug but
    continued on my way.

    Once we got to a gas station parking lot I pulled
    over and then saw the blue lights. Local LEO
    came up with the idiot in tow and said the guy
    said I'd hit his truck. The entire left side of the
    Mazda was slashed, including the top of the bed!

    Seems he'd lost control and skidded up under the
    outriggers on the trailer. Then told the cop that
    I'd HIT HIM! I asked the police officer how bad
    the damage would be if I'd hit him at 1.5 mph?

    The cop said "That's about what I figured" and
    send the guy down the road. Like Reagan said,
    "Life is even tougher if you're stupid".

    As to the previous comment, I figure even if I'm
    lucky and it is just something simple like O-rings,
    the engine may have sustained bearing damage
    from the emulsified coolant. And the overheating
    incident couldn't have been good for the rings...

    Thanks for the encouragement, Vx. I'm planning
    on doing the whole thing so it will last the rest
    of my life. I am so glad I found this forum. It's
    almost like finding my way home, finally, ha ha.

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