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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
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    46
    Location
    New Zealand
    Tractor
    IH 574

    Default Replacing piston rings

    Hey guys,
    Is it possible to replace the piston rings in a tractor engine without having to separate it from the gearbox? i.e. having to break the tractor in half to split the engine open. I have rebuilt smaller engines from frame type vehicles where the engine is easily removed and put back in but a tractor is is different story, with the engine being part of the frame itself.

    Thanks for your help

  2. #2
    Veteran Member
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    Mar 2004
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    Location
    Central Ma.
    Tractor
    7275 Cub Cadet

    Default Re: Replacing piston rings

    Yes, if you can remove the cylinder head and oil pan.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
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    425
    Location
    SW Alabama
    Tractor
    NH TC-33D

    Default Re: Replacing piston rings

    We did it on a Fergie TO-20 without a problem. The biggest concern is getting the oil pan gasket back together correctly and all that takes is a bit of care. It will all depend on your model of tractor and whether the oil pan is part of the frame.

  4. #4
    Gold Member
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    Jun 2001
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    Location
    Western Maryland
    Tractor
    Kubota M6800, Ferris IS4500Z Cat Diesel mower

    Default Re: Replacing piston rings

    Did it with an old Allis Chalmers WD with no problem. I guess it would depend on your access to the crankshaft.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2003
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    mid-south idaho
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    Kuota L3130, Ford 9-n, Allis AC, and a JD 4020 with powershift

    Default Re: Replacing piston rings

    It can be done on most tractors, however, splitting a tractor in half is not hard, and does not take long. Once split the rest is a cake walk.

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