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  1. Re: Want to tow something big, but don't want to break your chassis in two?

    That was in my own time so doesn't count. I'm much more professional at work http://youtu.be/9xVXSPV3de0
  2. Re: Want to tow something big, but don't want to break your chassis in two?

    Because we don't use low range on the gearbox, to protect the axles I think (and it locks up the diff on the Shoguns which you don't want), and take up the slack very gently, you could potentially...
  3. Re: Want to tow something big, but don't want to break your chassis in two?

    Safety (and thus liability) was the key reason why load cell was introduced, plus we have some very strict policy on it's use. It's for clearing vehicles from the road in emergency situations, and...
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    F14D Hydraulic connections

    I know the UFO controls have been covered before but the other threads don't seem to answer this. Should be a simple question.

    Does this joystick......
  5. Want to tow something big, but don't want to break your chassis in two?

    I was prompted to post this up after mentioning it in another thread and just thought you might find it interesting. As part of my job 9 I sometimes need to tow large vehicles (40 tonnes plus) with a...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    When it's comes to the towing, we are a bit more technical than we used to be. We have a load cell that goes in line with the tow strap and gives you the force at the tow ball. It has a wireless...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    This is an entertaining thread looking at it from the other side of the fence. I really wish I could go and buy an F150 Raptor to contrast the workaday diesel 4x4s I drive for a living. More and more...
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    Haha, hold your excitement! The diesel I have driven is a great lumbering 4 cylinder 3.0. Plenty of torque but no power. Have towed a 40 tonne truck with one on more than one occasion.

    The bigger...
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    2008 Toyota Landcruiser Colorado 3.0 diesel has a "2nd Start" button, can't say I ever needed it though, even in snow. I'm not sure if this model would have been sold in the US, but I think it was...
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    Re: Walk Behind String Trimmer ??

    In my experience with a DR, the line is significantly tougher than with hand held trimmer. As long as I don't hit masonry it seems to last ages. No worries with it not being on a reel.
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    Re: Did some STEEP mowing today. Pictures

    My entire plot is on a slope that steep. Only about an acre but it takes two hours to mow and I'll only go straight up and down.I ended up on two wheels once and only the weight of the finish mower...
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    Good news! With the arms spaced further apart they are now more or less parallel with the mower hooked up. This seems to have had a positive effect on the stability of the whole rig. I spent two...
  13. Re: Yanmar 1820D Tire Adjustment & PTO Question from Washington

    Have a look under the front of your seat. On mine there is a black wheel to adjust the rate of descent of the 3 point hitch. Turn it all the way anti clockwise should give you almost instant drop. If...
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    I would guess your trator must be pretty closely related to mine. Similar HP, similar age, maybe a touch newer. But as you say, your axle looks a lot different. Looks stronger than mine, which just...
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    It's hard to see as I'm just viewing on my phone, but it looks like you just need the arms for the right hand side which are readily available. You might want to get a full set so everything matches....
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    Done as you suggested California. Much easier to get the mower on and off now. Bit of a quick fix asI just drilled the bolts to take clips rather than replacing with pins. Well worth 30mins in the...
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    Thanks again California. A fresh pair of eyes can usually spot an simple solution. I've a bag of those clips in the drawer so I'll make the change over the weekend.
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    Thanks for the positive comments. It all still in one piece and straight so I'm happy. The only thing I'm not 100% with are the stabiliser links. They are awkward and time consuming to alter which...
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    Re: Need help with a Yanmar 1300

    Service items are ok, you just need to spend a bit of time cross referencing filters. Most other things are impossible to find this side of the Atlantic.
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    Re: Need help with a Yanmar 1300

    Not much to add, just wanted to say hi! Nice to see another small Yanmar, especially in the north of England.

    If you do fit a three point hitch, id be interested to see how you attach the lower...
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    There's the channel tunnel. Drive your car, truck or whatever onto the train and 25mins later you are in France. Or there are many ferry crossing. Thousands of vehicles every day.

    I do it a couple...
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    But at least we have got Buckingham Palace to show for it!
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    Even some vehicles here avoid it. The European haulage companies now fit massive long range tanks on their trucks so they don't refuel at all when in the UK, which means UK based firms struggle to...
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    And that's about 30% cheaper than the road diesel I have to fill my car with. I dare not total up my monthly diesel bill for fear of a heart attack!
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    Glad this thread got revived today. I just got back from buying my first can of red diesel. It cost me 18 for 20 litres, or 90p/l. Anyone care to convert that into a US gallon price?
  26. Comparison Re: What are US Equivalents for Yanmar Grey Market Tractors? Need a manual!

    Hi!,

    I have an F14D too, great little Tractor. If you post in the Yanmar forum you will get tonnes of help. Manuals and parts are available from Hoye and Fredricks mainly.

    Please keep posting...
  27. Thread: Metric V belts

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    Re: Metric V belts

    I just checked and the one I posted above has pretty cheap postage to the US if the OP isn't in a rush.
  28. Thread: Metric V belts

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    Re: Metric V belts

    This website might help you identify the belt you need. I've used it a few times. They are in the uk so buying from them is probably not an option. But once you have the belt code, you could google...
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    Re: Only the Brits rant...

    The trick with Lucas is knowing how to keep the smoke inside the wires. Anyway, think yourself lucky we didn't send you the Austin Allegro!
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    Re: Only the Brits rant...

    We do it on purpose. It's revenge for you kicking us out all those years ago. :D
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    Over here, because the price difference between red and normal is massive, big organised crime are involved shipping, removing the dye and distributing red. The consequences of getting caught are...
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    You're memory is right, but the price didn't go down. My maths was way off, i converted litres to gallons but got the pounds to dollars bit wrong! :confused: It's actually more like $9 a gallon full...
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    Re: F14 - hydraulic/gearbox oil. Limited choice

    Would you mind saying what you paid for the Morris Super Farm?

    I've seen JD-303, JD-20C and JD-27. Is 27 the best?
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    For a private buyer, petrol and diesel is about 60% tax in the uk.
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    How does that compare to petrol? Here it's a bit cheaper, about 1.30 a litre.
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    Re: F14 - Steering free play adjustment.

    Funny you should ask, I just started a thread on that very subject... http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/oil-fuel-lubricants/316982-what-do-you-pay-diesel.html
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    That's actually more than I expected. There's a myth that fuel is super cheap on your side of the Atlantic.
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    What do you pay for diesel?

    Just out of curiosity, how much are people in the US paying for diesel? I know it's cheaper, but just curious how much.

    I use road diesel and paid about 1.38per litre which I think equates to...
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    Re: F14 - Steering free play adjustment.

    We do have red diesel for off road use but I don't use it. Just regular pump diesel for cars. I don't use enough to be worth the hassle of sourcing red.
  40. Thread: Hi and thanks

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    Re: Hi and thanks

    South east Lancs, not far north of Manchester.

    Gone are the days when you could blast down the Peage, I realised that a year or two ago. I just set the cruise control to 130 and have a stress free...
  41. Thread: Hi and thanks

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    Re: Hi and thanks

    Hello compatriot!!! Good to hear a familiar accent...:)

    We live in the England and visit France a lot. My Wife's parents have a place on Mayenne and another in Orne. Neither have any land though....
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    Re: F14 - hydraulic/gearbox oil. Limited choice

    I'll go Dexron III then. I can pick that up at any car parts place.
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    Re: F14 - hydraulic/gearbox oil. Limited choice

    We ASDA, which is owned by Walmart, but they are just supermarkets. Stuff like this must be reserved to specialist agri suppliers, none near me I don't think.
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    Re: F14 - hydraulic/gearbox oil. Limited choice

    Could you point me to an example of the Hyd/gear oil? I can then look at the specs for something equivelant.

    Or there is this Dexron III ATF Opie Oils - Fuchs TITAN ATF 4000 Multifunctional...
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    F14 - hydraulic/gearbox oil. Limited choice

    Im going to need to change the hydraulic/gearbox oil in my F14D. I've a slow leak from one of the seals, but as I don't know what oil is in there now I'd prefer to change it all before I start...
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    Re: Kubota Headlight Bulbs

    I'd be interested in your feedback when the LEDs arrive. I wanted to upgrade but am not sure now. I understand that lights rely on the accurate position of the filament to throw the light. As an LED...
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    Re: F14 - Steering free play adjustment.

    I adjusted the steering box earlier. It was pretty easy to do. I only took out about half of the free play as I was concerned the head of the adjustment screw was going to go below the locknut. I...
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    Re: New Tractor Owner - Pics

    I'm not sure what your axle looks like, but on mine the wheels are already a long way out from the bearings, so adding another couple of inches will be pretty insignificant. The general consensus...
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    Re: New Tractor Owner - Pics

    I bet yours is quicker than mine, and mine is fast enough! Film it though, it feels a lot faster than it looks.

    The easiest way to tell if the wheels have been swapped is the valve stems will be...
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    Re: New Tractor Owner - Pics

    Richard, one thing that I would recommend you do, is to swap the rear wheels left to right to get a slightly wider rear track. That's assuming it hasn't already been done. Although it's only a small...
  51. Thread: New Member

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    Re: New Member

    G'day! :)
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    Re: New Tractor Owner - Pics

    Glad it arrived OK. It looks great. I'm a little jealous that it looks so good, mine's a real shed in comparison. I need to buy some tins of paint ASAP. With the loader and forthcoming attachments...
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    Re: Any good remedies for hay fever?

    Read this today. It seems 200 years ago nobody had hayfever, but it seems it really isn't well understood even today BBC News - John Bostock: The man who 'discovered' hay fever

    Thankfully, my...
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    Re: F14 - Steering free play adjustment.

    Thank you, that's good to know. I'll start with a high the adjustment and see how we go.

    While I'm in there, I assume the steering box is full of oil. If that's correct, should it be renewed, and...
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    Re: F14 - Steering free play adjustment.

    Thanks, that's what I was after. I've done it once before on an Isuzu Trooper, if I recall, the trick is to check it from full lock to full lock afterwards to ensure there's no binding. Adjust too...
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    Re: F14 - Steering free play adjustment.

    That looks a bit drastic, I was hoping there might be some way to adjust the free play like you can with some old car steering boxes.
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    Re: YM 1610D Rear Lift Capacity

    It's good to know there is someone in the country who knows about these tractors. The guy I bought mine from didn't know much about it I don't think. Neither did I, hence why I'm fixing all the...
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    Re: Traffic Circles/Roundabouts?

    I've never driven it, but it's been their a long time so I assume (dangerous where local authorities are concerned) it works.
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    Re: Traffic Circles/Roundabouts?

    We certainly do love our roundabouts! The latest thing now, to tackle the horrendous congestion in most towns, is to install traffic lights to control access. Traffic already on the roundabout is...
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    Re: YM 1610D Rear Lift Capacity

    Hope you have an uneventful delivery. Start a thread with some pics when you have it. What will you be using it for?

    As for parts suppliers on this side of the Atlantic, not had much luck. I can...
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    Re: YM 1610D Rear Lift Capacity

    Don't forget UK road marking are still in imperial too. Yards to the next junction, mph speed limits, feet and inches for bridge clearance. Why we didn't just go all out metric I've no idea, instead...
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    Re: Any good remedies for hay fever?

    New tractor with cab and A/C you say?... Can't see any downsides to that. I'll check with the Wife and let you know... LOL.

    We do have Benadryl here, think I tried a few years ago with the same...
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    Re: Any good remedies for hay fever?

    Dust masks are a good suggestion. They work well, use one when mowing. Not really ideal for social gatherings and the like though.
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    Any good remedies for hay fever?

    I was thinking that the vast majority of TBN members spend a lot of time outdoors there must be some good effective remedies for hayfever to share. At this time of year I suffer terribly with itchy...
  65. Re: New member, first tractor, I'm really excited!

    Welcome from Lancashire!!! I recently bought my first tractor too. Isn't it a great feeling? I've found TBN an invaluable source of info, so I'm sure you will too.
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    F14 - Steering free play adjustment.

    Is it possible to adjust excessive play out of the steering box on an F14? I'm not looking for go kart levels of precision here, but it would be nice to have a bit more of a say in where it's going...
  67. Re: Setting top link on finish mower. Am I doing it right?

    My mower is a small 4' version of the one picture. Maker and age unknown.

    If I used chain, either as in pictures, or to replace the top link, I think I would still need to adjust the tension to...
  68. Re: Setting top link on finish mower. Am I doing it right?

    No need to apologise, it made me laugh. All taken in good humour. Plus you were right!
  69. Re: Setting top link on finish mower. Am I doing it right?

    I just set the link so that the tail has equal range up or down from horizontal. I do have a lot of hill so I use the full travel and some on most passes.

    As for hyd. top link. I have the spare...
  70. Re: Setting top link on finish mower. Am I doing it right?

    Thanks Roy for confirming its laziness rather than lack of technique! It probably gets on my nerves as I'm not in a routine yet. So I mow a bit, raise the deck to cross some rough ground, mow a bit...
  71. Setting top link on finish mower. Am I doing it right?

    After months sorting out all the minor faults with my very cheap tractor and finish mower, I finally spent a day cutting grass. All seemed to go well, except I'm not sure about the 3ph top link.
    ...
  72. Thread: F14D Short PTO?

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    Re: F14D Short PTO?

    I know for certain, the shaft is case hardened, and also hardened in the centre, hence the hole in the end. A normal HSS bit won't go anywhere. However, drilling is no problem, I reground a masonry...
  73. Thread: F14D Short PTO?

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    Re: F14D Short PTO?

    I don't think I have an option other than drilling to secure the clutch, and I can't see that causing an issue anyway. Modifying the clutch is likely to interfere with the ratchet mechanism. Once the...
  74. Thread: F14D Short PTO?

    by Bluest
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    F14D Short PTO?

    I've been having trouble getting the PTO drive shaft QR to engage at the tractor end. I thought the QR was faulty but now I think its due to the short length of the output shaft. I've bought an...
  75. Thread: wheel fell off

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    Re: wheel fell off

    I understand that wheel studs are not something to take a chance on. Going up a bolt size is certainly an option. Saying that, I would argue that a properly done helicoil repair is at least as strong...
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    Re: Hello from Gingin, Westen Australia

    Hi Phuse71,

    Welcome to the forum. I once stayed with distant relatives in Joondalup, not far from you, for a couple of weeks. Went 4x4 in the dunes at Lancelin, saw those petrified trees (can't...
  77. Thread: wheel fell off

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    Re: wheel fell off

    I'll second this I've just used a helicoil set to repair some bolt holes on my tractor. They were stripped to the point that the bolt would just fall clean straight out! Very easy to do, the kit came...
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    Re: Diagnosing Temp Gauge Fault

    I would have used the Nissan one too if it were available here. Glad it worked out.
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    Re: Diagnosing Temp Gauge Fault

    Just to close this one off...

    I bought a generic temp sender with M16 x 1.5 thread from EBay in the UK. It was 9 (roughly $15?). It wasn't listed for any particular vehicle.

    It didn't come...
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    Re: Hello from England

    Hello fellow Englander!
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    Bit of progress today. Got the whole of the linkage back together with the new stabilisers. I couldn't get the stabilisers to tension on the outside of the arms, so I'm going to try them on the...
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    Re: Water in front axle - F14D

    I shall do that very thing :D
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    Water in front axle - F14D

    I drained the front axle this afternoon. When I removed the drain plug from the left hand side, I tiny amount of clean water came out before any oil. Nothing to worry about, or a sign of impending...
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    Re: Engine Oil for F14

    Diesel 10w30 is what I'm going for.
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    Re: Engine Oil for F14

    It's the Hoye generic one that covers all the F-series. Manual is clear, SAE20.
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    Re: F14D - Front axle grease fittings.

    Yep very similar, probably the same, as that. No greasing required then.
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    Re: F14D - Front axle grease fittings.

    Thanks Winston. My axle is different to that one. The pivot is much smaller than that one, and higher up on the axle casing. It isn't concentric with the prop. shaft.
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    Re: F14D - Front axle grease fittings.

    I had a look for that after I read about it in a thread in herer. No sign of any fittings, although there is grease on that joint, not sure how you get it in there.
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    Thanks! I think I'd still buy the genuine part if I was on your side of the pond. No doubt it will be stronger, and i think it would locate the arms better than mine does. But, there is something...
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    F14D - Front axle grease fittings.

    Yet another query about my F14, feel like im hogging the forum a bit, but I am on a steep learning curve! There is a grease fitting on top of either end of the front axle, direct above where the...
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    A quick update, the finished item with a coat of paint.

    http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/bluest2/5C6528B3-396F-4DE9-860E-BC22DE875857.jpg

    Just waiting for my stabiliser chains to come...
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    Kenmac, I ground out the welds and tried again with few more amps. Much better. Thanks for the tip.

    I should have figured that out for myself to be honest. My welder has recommended amp range for...
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    Re: Engine Oil for F14

    I wouldn't disagree with any of that California. I do have an unhealthy interest I think! I buy my oil from a dealer called Opie Oils. It's worth a look at their online store for the bewildering...
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    Re: Engine Oil for F14

    I know I come across as though this is stressing me out, that's definnitely not the case. I just have genuine technical interest in all aspects of engines. I have a degree in mechanical engineering...
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    Re: Engine Oil for F14

    I may end up at 15w40, if 10w30 doesn't work, but I fancy an experiment.

    15w40 is miles out of grade when hot compared to SAE20 that the engine was designed to run on. The engine is essentially...
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    Re: Engine Oil for F14

    It is diesel rated, although not t some of the very latest specifications
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    I'll give it a try over the weekend. I've not got much headroom though, the little welder is not far from full amps already.
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    Re: Possible 3ph problem

    Thanks, the lugs were a good idea, I appreciate the suggestion.

    I've ordered my stabiliser chains today, so they should arrive early next week. I can then take it out for test on Wednesday if the...
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    Re: Engine Oil for F14

    After doing a bit more research, I can get an SAE 20 grade commercial diesel engine oil from my usual supplier. Unfortunately, the minimum order quantity is way too high, as it is usually only bought...
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    Engine Oil for F14

    I was all set to pick up some 15w40 when my operator manual arrived from Hoye. In there it says SAE 20 for my climate. Now that grade isnt readily available in the UK, except in vintage car circles!...
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