/ Cold starting a to 35 w/ Standard diesel #21
- Sep 10, 2008
- Eastern Washington State
- Ferguson TO35, Branson 4720CH
I think that is exactly what happened. The element was already about as short in length as one would imagine they could make it and there was still no orientation that prevents it from touching the sleeve liner. I will, have to try something different. However, for whatever reason the tractor has been starting fine without a heater these days, even on cold morningsWhen the block heater touches the interior metal of the water jacket, there is no coolant at the contact point and the element overheats and burns out.