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jerry    Posted 11-22-2017 at 15:31:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Water in Oil
  • Looking at a 64 Ford 4000 advertised on Craigslist. Ad says "Recently checked oil and found water in oil.Make offer." What are some of the things that would result in water in the oil pan??

    Dollar Bill    Posted 11-25-2017 at 07:34:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm with UDog and would be on it like a chicken on a June bug.

    steveVa    Posted 11-22-2017 at 18:21:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Could be a head gasket, could be a cracked block, could be condensation or rain water.
    Plan for the worst and hope for the best. Does it otherwise run well and operate properly. And how much water was in the oil? Or did they even drain it to see. Low low offer and see where it goes... How are the tires etc...???

    Ultradog MN    Posted 11-22-2017 at 16:21:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Head.
    Either bad head gasket or cracked head. Heck, it could be as simple as the head wasn't torqued down properly. The problem is by no means fatal to the engine.
    Before I pulled it I would try retorquing it. Just to see.
    Problem would knock $1500 off the price of a very good model tractor.

    jerry    Posted 11-22-2017 at 17:33:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for your input. Sounds like it may not be a fatal problem. He posted the tractor at $1750 so it can probably be had well below that. I am interested in it because it has power steering.

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 11-23-2017 at 09:37:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The Power Steering itself is worth $1000. SoS.

    grizz    Posted 11-22-2017 at 18:08:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • just my two cents but if your not mechanically inclined I would steer clear you must assume the worst and pray for the best this could turn out to be yard art with power steering not knowing exactly how and how much water is in the engine is a gamble if the block is cracked. have you ever split a tractor? to replace a engine ?

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