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joe    Posted 08-06-2019 at 04:16:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I am new to the world of Ford N series tractors after being a Gravely collecote for years. Now looking for answers to 3 questions for my recently acquired 1952 Ford 8N:
    1) What crankcase oil would I use today
    2) Is 50/50 mix good to top off radiator
    3) What do I do about a leaking rear tire filled with water/calcium that only leaks around the valve stem.Can the vavle stem be replaced? It look slike it is treaded in place.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 08-06-2019 at 06:28:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A modern SAE 10W30 is a good all season match for the original seasonal grade recommendations.

    Standard 50/50 mix of ethylene glycol antifreeze. Dont overfill or it will puke it back out.

    Leaking at the valve stem indicates hole in the tube. At a minimum that needs to be repaired. If the leak has persisted for a while it may have caused rust damage to the rim which may or may not be repairable. Break the tire down and inspect and repair as indicated.


    Dead Eye Dave    Posted 08-06-2019 at 04:47:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have the same tractor. I use Amsoil Z-Rod 30-50 weight oil in the engine. This oil is formulated for these older engines and works just great in mine. If the coolant system does not need flushing then 50-50 will be OK. It may be safer to flush the coolant and fill with new to manufacturers specifications. The leaking rear tire! I did not like the use of calcium in tires. If there is a leak it will eventually rust the rim away. I replaced calcium with beet juice which is non corrosive and works just as well.
    Good luck, David

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