In Reply to: Re: maintinence posted by Tim Daley(MI) on April 12, 2018 at 16:20:05:
Thanks for the response Tim,
I had fun with the follower pin replacement. I found a machine shop that replaced it for me in an hour after all my efforts to replace it without removing the follower arm failed. I have Zane's fixture and will perform the adjustment after I clean everything up. My sensitivity to torque specs comes from my job as a support engineer in water cooled electronic assemblies. They are very critical to component heat dissipation and water fittings. I see a lot of water fittings come back from customers that tighten them without observing the torque warning labels to the point that really expensive repairs are required. I probably seem overly cautious, but after years of leaky equipment from under torqueing my own equipment and breaking bolts and flanges, I wanted to put together a guide that I can use to avoid that. I am particularly concerned with the pump base. It seems like it made of pretty soft aluminum and I don't want to overstress the bottom flange or strip the threads where the chambers are fastened. The comment about the round cover plates at 45 FT-LB came from someone at another site who was concerned with the casting being thin. I like the 57 FT-LB for everything else with the 7/16-14 bolts. How about the 7/16-20 bolts used on the ram cylinder? I am thinking about 62 FT-LB. One other would be the 8N-638 safety valve.
I am planning on getting some of the DVD's soon.
Last, I wouldn't have even considered starting working on this tractor (50 8N 377551) without all of the advice, suggestions and even heated discussions I have read on this site. I have been playing with this for about 3 years on and off since I bought my "Baby" as my wife put it and am still learning thanks to everyone here.