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    The little resistor coil in the dash of my Mitsubishi 180D has burned out. Looks like rust is the cause. I cannot find a local tractor dealer that has anything close. Are there any suggestions as to where I can locate this part?? Or does anyone have an idea what the resistance is?? So that I can replace it with something else. I am afraid to hook it up direct . Don't want to overload the glow plugs.
    Thanks from out here in the Pacific NW...............Terry

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    Try here Valley Power
    I like to play in the dirt....
    Satoh Beaver w/Blackhawk loader & hoe.
    JD855 w/stuff.

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    There is a guy in West Linn oregon who parts out tractors you can find him on the portland craigslist.
    I also like the tractor store in eugene oregon.
    Good luck

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    Thanks. I will give them a call on Monday. In the mean time I was able to pry off a little bit of the resistor coil and attach it to a new bolt. She started up just like that (snapping finger) and ran just fine. Still want to replace with a new one. Kinda worried about over loading the glow plugs. Those little puppies an't cheap!! Thanks again...........Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylarkguy View Post
    There is a guy in West Linn oregon who parts out tractors you can find him on the portland craigslist.
    I also like the tractor store in eugene oregon.
    Good luck
    I found the guy in West Linn and will call him Monday too. Thanks guys. Hope I can do a payback.............Terry

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    Default Re: Glow plug indicator

    A piece of "Nichrome" wire, but of the correct gauge. Nichrome is what you would find in a toaster or small oven, but you need the proper gauge.
    Funny thing happen today, I had a piece of stainless wire short against my stinger and ground welding today and it lit up nice and orange with about 80 amps going through it. I wonder if something like that might work?

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    Default Re: Glow plug indicator

    Nichrome wire is indeed the proper stuff to use.
    The reason being that it will not rust/corrode and keep its resistance value.
    Gauge is not that important as is the proper total resistance.
    If you can get a reading (ohms) of the old coil, replacing with a home made would be easy enough to do. A short length of nichrome giving same value will do the trick.
    A caution is that you can not solder ends (solder will melt) so only mechanical connections will do.

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    I like the nichrome wire advice. I did once find/buy an OEM Mitsubishi G.P. indicator off Ebay but they are rare. My next go around, I bought one of the kubota compact tractor indicators ( they are listed as being for all B, L models and even some M's up to about 60HP) and swap the resistor wire coil to the Mit's indicator housing. The Kubota's "lamps" are usually available for $15+/- including SH.
    Darryl

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    Odd mine has yet to fail after 30+ years of abuse. I man use.
    I like to play in the dirt....
    Satoh Beaver w/Blackhawk loader & hoe.
    JD855 w/stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techwrtr2 View Post
    Odd mine has yet to fail after 30+ years of abuse. I man use.
    Nothing odd....that's just good Ol' Mitsubishi service!! I have only replaced mine because my key will stick in "heat" position and my sons have left it on for ????......they can/WILL eventually burn out if left on repeatedly for super long periods of time.
    Darryl

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