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Keith    Posted 02-13-2018 at 08:29:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Gurgling 861
  • Just picked up an 861 that had sat in a barn for many years. I changed all the fluids when I got it, including the coolant. When I shut down the tractor it makes a gurgling noise for about one minute. It seems to be coming from the water pump area. My temperature gauge shows normal when it's running. Is it a bad water pump or is this "normal?"

    Rustyal    Posted 02-13-2018 at 16:50:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Somehow air is being pumped into your cooling system.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-13-2018 at 10:09:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Might just be the coolant boiling on. It probably is doing that while running you just can't hear it with the engine running. Did you flush the coolant system or just drain and refill? It may be a good idea to pull the radiator and take it to a reliable repair shop to get it cleaned good.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    steveVa    Posted 02-13-2018 at 10:51:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Do you have one of those point and shoot temperature gauges. You could check the temp of the water pump and the engine and the head and the radiator to see if it is boiling. It could be air trapped in the system and working its way out. How long have you run it since you refilled it?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-13-2018 at 11:41:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, I forgot to mention to check and make sure there is thermostat installed.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    steveVa    Posted 02-14-2018 at 15:37:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Good point about the thermostat.
    I would also open up the radiator cap and start tractor when cold. Look in the radiator for excessive bubbles which could mean a leaky head gasket.
    Also, As I would with any new to me tractor, I would keep checking the oil for any moisture, and check the coolant for any oil. When you drained the old coolant do you remember seeing any oil residue??
    I love my little point and shoot temperature gauge I can check the temperature of anything without touching it.

    grizz02    Posted 02-18-2018 at 09:40:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I use a meat thermometer pop the cap stick it in rad. and test temp. then you will know if you can trust your gauge if they both read the same

    Keith    Posted 02-14-2018 at 18:49:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Gurgling 861
  • I thought after an hour of running it I would have had all the air out. Ran it for another two hours today and now it seems fine. Thanks for the good tips.

    steveVa    Posted 02-15-2018 at 00:38:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Good Deal.
    861 is a nice tractor.
    Have Fun, be safe.

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