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Will    Posted 09-15-2018 at 22:09:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Engine oil leak on 1963 4000 ford industrial
  • I am considering buying a ford 1963 4000 industrial tractor with loader with 2 issues.
    1. Engine oil leak near front of engine a mechanic looked at it and said it was not the front engine seal.
    He said it looked to be leaking near governor. It leaks about a quart of oil if running it 2 hours. So this concerns me as I could afford governor seal but I don't want to have to put in a new front engine seal.
    2. Other issue is sometime it won't start but 90 percent of the time it starts well it sounds like it fails to start after it's Been warmed up and then she doesn't want to start. It has new carb and new ignition
    Are these easy affordable fixes and should I walk away from this tractor and not buy it.
    Thanks for your help

    Will    Posted 09-17-2018 at 07:15:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Engine oil leak on 1963 4000 ford industrial
  • The seller of the 4000 4 cylinder tractor say it has 150 lbs of compression on all 4
    How much work is there to replace front engine seal if that's what it is?
    Does loader need to come off and engine removed?
    Or can just the oil pan or front cover just be remover to replace front engine seal?

    Dean    Posted 09-17-2018 at 07:41:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Engine oil leak on 1963 4000 ford industrial
  • 150 PSI compression is very high for a 65 year old tractor. I would not accept that without my own compression test.

    I've never worked on an industrial but know that they are hard to work on due to the FEL, sub-frame, etc.

    Dean

    Dean    Posted 09-16-2018 at 10:42:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Engine oil leak on 1963 4000 ford industrial
  • The governor is beneath the front cover. The front crankshaft seal is in the front cover.

    If the front cover must be removed to stop a leak "near governor," the front crankshaft seal must be replaced whether leaking or not.

    If, as you say, the tractor has "new ignition" and the ignition is spot on, hard starting when warm is one indication of low compression.

    I would walk unless it's a steal.

    Dean

    Rustyal    Posted 09-16-2018 at 08:12:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Engine oil leak on 1963 4000 ford industrial
  • You could be opening a can of worms. And it is hard to tell about oil leaks. Did the mechanic use dye to locate the leaks? Or just look at the tractor?

    TheOldHokie    Posted 09-16-2018 at 07:38:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Engine oil leak on 1963 4000 ford industrial
  • It is impossible to evaluate the cost associated with those issues from a superficial description. It could be something simple but there is no way to know. However it sounds like you want a trouble free tractor and this one has issues. It is going to require some time and expense to fix those problems. If don't want to deal with that don't buy it.

    TOH

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