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    Ford 1700 head gasket replacement, how hard to do?

    How do you test the compression on a diesel?
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    Ford 1700 head gasket replacement, how hard to do?

    I tried this and got about 1/2 inch more in the bottle, but eventually the little tube from under the radiator cap blew off. I guess our seal hole drilled in the cap was too tight. The cap for the coolant reservoir in my car is not that tight so air can enter and leave it as the engine heats and...
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    Ford 1700 head gasket replacement, how hard to do?

    I am not getting oil into the coolant or coolant into the engine oil.
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    Ford 1700 head gasket replacement, how hard to do?

    I have a Ford 1700 diesel 4wd that lets water out of the radiator cap overflow when it gets warmed up. I have removed the thermostat and installed a new 13 psi cap and it still leaks coolant past the radiator cap. Little bubbles can be seen coming up through the radiator by looking down through...
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    Anyone go from gas to electric, then back to gas?

    I have a battery-powered Dewalt chain saw and a Husky gas saw. The electric saw is not as powerful as the gas saw, but much safer to use during fire season or when climbing, and they are lighter weight for limbing. They have different uses, so I'm not going back to gas--I am going to use the one...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I didn't try to clean it out--but should have. I have done a thorough cleaning of it not long ago. I am using the recommended oil--tractor hydraulic transmission oil recommended for Ford M2C 134-A. I did try to see if there was a viscosity difference between the used oil and the new oil by...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    After several days of trying different plumbing arrangements, nothing seemed to work. I drained the oil and cleaned the screen, replaced the used (but clean-looking) oil and it worked fine--for about 20 minutes. This is confusing, because the screen looked clean (before cleaning it) as did the...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    After trying it out again, everything seems to be working fine--loader is faster and not jerking. One strange thing happened, while cranking the wheel all the way, and trying to lower the loader, it went up instead--somehow getting some feedback. And when I tried to float it down, it went up and...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    Earlier, I took a close look at that relief valve seat and it looked in good condition--definitely cone-shaped. I thought that the ragged hole and surrounding area may be allowing oil to get around the seat. I was still able to hear that valve making some noise while trying to figure out the...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    After several failures plumbing the new relief valve in, I tried it with only the loader and 3-point and got good results with both. The attached diagram gets everything to work. The 3-point and power steering work fine, but the loader is slow and jerky. I think the power steering may be the...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    The block between the old relief valve and the cover is configured so the oil can enter the 3-point control valve from one of it's ports. So oil from pump goes to the built-in relief valve on the loader valve. The oil leaves the loader valve through the new relief valve and goes to the power...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I'm thinking something like this would work. What do you think? https://summit-hydraulics.com/product/adjustable-high-pressure-relief-valve-20-gpm-2500-psi-34-npt/
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I should try hooking something heavy (like the brush hog) to the 3-point to see the response. Just standing on it while raising shows a slight increase in pressure. I have a gauge permanently plumbed in for at least while there is no relief on the 3-point. Still no word from Ebay--maybe today...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I have set those movable resting places. Everything is fine with the 3-point if the lever is not put into the upper notch. I have improved the hydraulics by plumbing the power steering after the loader valve. I think the power steering might have its own relief valve since when the wheels are...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I haven't quite got it figured out. If I plumb the power steering in series with the loader valve with its relief valve, then the 3 point would be down stream and unprotected by a relief valve. So if I try to pick up something too heavy on the 3-point it could self destruct. I can try to get the...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I found one on Ebay for about the same price, and have asked the seller to send photos of the insides of it--especially that hole. However, I think the tractor will function fine, if not better, plumbed like I have it with the pump going directly to the loader valve and then from the loader...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    Bypassing the the relief valve makes the 3-point work. Haven't figured out where to plug in the power steering yet.
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    Well, I learned that the loader and pump seem to work normally. But that was without the 3-point plumbed in. Everything was bypassed--I went directly from the pump to the loader. I really appreciate all your help with this. And if you want to take a break from it, I know the feeling. Thanks. I'm...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I'm sorry, I must have misunderstood. The seat does have a conical hole for the poppet to fit into. I think my loader connection must block that plug in the photos above. Are you looking at the clutch through that hole? Is there a release bearing grease zerk? I was thinking backwards--if the...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    Maybe the wallowed-out hole would allow oil to go around the seat or push it and the seat back into the spring with excessive pressure. I don't think the wallowed-out hole ever contacts the poppet. That seat has a tapered hole the fits the poppet--both of which are still in good condition. If...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I was able to cut both the power steering and the loader out of the system, and the pressure did not move off of zero and the 3-point did not move. Do you have any idea why that oil should get so black with the little use it has had? I have decided to trace the system from the pump forward. I...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    The pressure gauge was in the same place as when the pressure was adjusted up--the spot you recommended. There is a relief valve on the loader. I think I can remove the loader from the system. I will try that today. I have the bucket supported by blocks now. Here's a photo of the oil--new...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    This afternoon, when started it seemed to work fine--maybe a little slow and jerky. But then it practially stopped working. I wanted to check the pressure and adjust the relief valve. My book has the following test. Install gauge by removing that plug. Disconnect position control link. Set...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I got about 3-4 gpm right out of the pump--much easier to catch than from the end of the outlet pipe. When the outlet pipe was hooked up, the tractor seemed to regain some of its power steering, 3-point, and loader function. It was slow in coming, and a little erratic, but it was working. Maybe...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    Today, I am going to try to get the shaft seal out of the new pump and put it in the old pump. I think you recommended this at one point. Usually seals bend when removing, but this one has a snap ring and it can be pressed out from the other side, so maybe it will come out easier. Then I will...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I do the same--try to keep the pressure off everything--plus there's little kids around. This tractor is almost a daily driver. Not much time every day, but a little. So I know that there is nothing wrong with the loader hinges. Saying that, after trying a few other things to get the bucket to...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    There is an adjustable regulator (similar to the relief valve discussed above--spool valve?) built into the loader control block on the inlet side. The tractor has been sitting outside and I wanted to move it inside, but needed to chain the bucket off the ground. I put the loader lift lever on...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I didn't remove the regulator from the tractor, but took it all apart and found all the pieces just like in your photo. There is one symptom of this problem that I don't think I mentioned. When all the hydraulics are working, I could turn the tractor off and let the bucket down by just pushing...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    Here are some photos of the inside of the pump. The photo of the wear marks on the inside of the body are on the intake side. The output side is smooth. The scratches on the sides of the bushings and the gear wear marks are much worse than the wear marks on the old pump. The gear teeth are more...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I've had new pump 3 years/60 hours. The only thing Legacy offered was to look at the pump and maybe say what is wrong. They don't sell the kit, but I was warned that an OEM kit might not be right for the pump they sold me. They are very similar, although the bushing pieces are one unit instead...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    Legacy Hydraulics has a one year warrantee policy. They offered to look at the pump and see what it needs. But I was cautioned that parts are not readily available, and those repair kits are often not compatible with after-market pumps. They do have a new pump to sell me though. I have taken...
  32. M

    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    Yes. That one is no longer available. I want to talk to Legacy Hydraulics (who I purchased it from) before taking it apart in case of some warrantee issue. $500 for 2 years and 60 hours of service is not right.
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I contacted New Holland to see what was included in the kit and found out the kit is no longer available, but a different kit with a different part number is available for $159. Seems a little steep for o-rings and seals. https://www.newhollandrochester.com/shop/sba340490172/
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I pulled the pump. It was a harder job than I remember. There's not much clearance around the radiator hose and shroud. 2 bolts and 2 nuts. I had to take off the upper flange to get it out. It came out the other side. I'm not going to take it apart until I have some communication with Legacy...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I agree. I will remove the pump. But why do I see 1500 psi on the line that goes to feed the block for the loader and steering? I don't have the right fittings to put the gauge on that link and still be able to try to operate the loader. But if I could, I would expect that the pressure would...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I removed the bolt from the rear banjo fitting of the discharge side and started the tractor. I got less than a quart in a minute, which is probably not enough to do any good. Since I have just cleaned the screen and changed the oil, I doubt that is the problem. If it was a suction side problem...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I did that test again running the tractor with the head off. This time there didn't seem to be any movement of oil inside there. I put my hand in there to see if there was oil coming out the bottom of that control/spool valve--nothing. No splashing. I moved the 3-point lever and nothing...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I found the o-ring--underneath the tractor. Should I try to raise the three point control lever to see if oil comes out of the hole to the cover/cylinder head? The cylinder head is removed, tractor running, and the only movement of oil inside there seems to be splashing from below-which is where...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I tried the flow test before taking the pump apart. I get nothing out of the hole the feeds the cover for the 3-point piston/cylinder. Right after starting there is some flow inside, but I think it's coming out of the return lines from the steering and loader. That quits almost immediately, and...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I bought the pump new from Legacy Hydraulics in July 2018. It has about 60 hours on it. I have contacted them to see what they can offer. At the time I had taken the original pump apart and found scratches on it that were an indication that it was shot. So I bought the new one for about $500...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    The springs and the balls and the o-ring looked in good condition. Briefly there was a little oil that flowed out through that port when the tractor was started. I ran it for 2 minutes and no more oil came out. Then it was reassembled I did get a continuous trickle of oil out through the gauge...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I will try to see if there is some flow out of your gauge port tomorrow. Also I will take that apart on the other side of the 3-point down-speed adjuster to see if the springs and balls and o-rings look good.
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    There's actually another part for this pressure regulator. There is a cup with some holes on the sides and a place for the poppet to seat. It didn't come out with the spring and poppet--not even with a magnet. But it did come out when we ran some oil through the regulator and got hung up in the...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    1. The banjo fittings are all like they came out of the factory--just like in your photos. 3. We backed off completely from spring tension in the pressure relief valve and the gauge did not move off zero. 4. And why aren't the loader and steering working if there's pressure to that block. 5...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I had done some of that work of cleaning out the oil reservoir last oil change, and maybe that was the reason that this last oil change did not show the milky oil like in the past. I never was sure whether it was milky do to air or water. I did put some of the milky oil in a jar and it never...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    It was a new pump and it has about 60 hours on it. I did not take the banjo off the pump and run it. But it did have pressure as described below. I did have that relief valve under the seat apart and everything looked good. The hydraulic oil was changed and the screen cleaned in May 2018. The...
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    Ford 1700 3 pt lift problem

    I have a Ford 1700. Besides the 3-point, it has power steering and a front loader which all run on the same hydraulic system. Eventually, the hydraulic system begins to make noise at the pump mostly and then slowly over time and use the hydraulic system quits altogether--no power steering, no...
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    Diesel Running Backwards

    Actually, the one time it happened to me, the tractor was spitting diesel out the exhaust...
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    Repo

    Never having bought a car on credit, I don't know what happens in a repo situation. Does the defaulting buyer get any credit for the payments that they had already made? For instance, if the new tractor was worth $20,000 and is still worth $15,000 and the owed amount was paid down to $10,000...
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    New Tractor Company as if we didn't have enough

    I bought a used battery-powered ATV that I use on our cow operation. I am very happy with it. It's my first experience with an electric vehicle so the learning curve was steep and made steeper by the fact that the manufacturer went belly-up not long after it was built. I bought it from a guy who...
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