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by kaos
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Rail Plant Equipment
Topic: Hunslett shunter
Replies: 35
Views: 2493
Flag: Iceland

Re: Hunslett shunter

Looking at your pictures, are the two black wires not of different thickness? It seems to me the wire going to the centre terminal is much heavier than the other one, and about as heavy as the red wire? Also the terminal with the red wire is marked +, and the centre terminal -, so I would think thes...
by kaos
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: JCB 3c2 Water Retention
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Flag: Iceland

Re: JCB 3c2 Water Retention

I´m wondering if you may be overfilling the radiator? These older engines without expansion bottles generally require a bit of air at the top of the radiator, to allow the water to expand. Of course, the water should at least cover the top of the radiator pipes when cold.

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Regards, Kari.
by kaos
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Perkins 6.354 fuel pump JCB 814
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Flag: Iceland

Re: Perkins 6.354 fuel pump JCB 814

This got me intrigued enough to do a bit of googling. According to http://www.tadiesels.com/fuel_injector_acc.html , this is an "Injection Pump Damper".

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Regards, Kári.
by kaos
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Lister Petter TS3 Engine Flywheel removal
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Flag: Iceland

Re: Lister Petter TS3 Engine Flywheel removal

Did a quick google, and the first result was a workshop manual, courtesy of David Cornwallis: http://www.davidcornwallis.com/uploads/LISTER_PETTER_T_SERIES_WORKSHOP_MANUAL_EDITION_12_MAY_2005.pdf The flywheel info is on page 54. The document doesn't allow copying, or I would have pasted the disassem...
by kaos
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Grey Cab Electrics
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Flag: Iceland

Re: Grey Cab Electrics

Don't know if I should call myself an expert, but yes, if the voltage is lower with the engine running than when stopped, the alternater is definetly not charging, or at least not delivering enough current for the load. I would say that about 13V on freshly charged battery in good condition is norma...
by kaos
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: A "new" toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3364
Flag: Iceland

Re: A "new" toy.

So, I swapped the pipes, and to my surprise the problem turned out to be with the ram, not the control valve. This is a bit of relief, as the ram can probably be rebuilt, or, if unrepairable, replaced, at lower cost and trouble that the valve chest/block. And in further good news, the machine has de...
by kaos
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: A "new" toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3364
Flag: Iceland

Re: A "new" toy.

Could you swap the dipper pipes with bucket pipes and see how it works? Thanks, I'll try that and see what happens. As for the transmission, I strongly suspect that the problem may be low oil pressure/flow. For one thing, hardly any oil drips when I loosen up the joints of the cooler lines. To be s...
by kaos
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: A "new" toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3364
Flag: Iceland

Re: A "new" toy.

So, it's been, what, almost two years (Yikes! That can't be right!) since my last post. In that time the machine has proved quite useful, despite the occasional hickup. We found the proper oil for the transmission. It seems that the multi-purpose oils sold under the "UTTO" moniker by many ...
by kaos
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: A "new" toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3364
Flag: Iceland

Re: A "new" toy.

Sorry once more for the late reply. I'm afraid that I'm a somewhat unfrequent visitor here. Having luck? Well, yes and no, see next post for the ongoing saga :-) As for wiring diagram, I don't have one for this precise model. I have found here on CMN a service manual for the 550 and 555 models, whic...
by kaos
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: A "new" toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3364
Flag: Iceland

Re: A "new" toy.

Hi, and sorry for the late reply. Yes, in fact I have discovered discussions about this transmission else-web in sixty-something models. And Ford apparently continued to use them in only slightly modified form in the 550 and 555 models until the eighties, so it can't have been a complete failure. No...

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