Mahindra 3550 Problems

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Got them thank you! Did you use welding wire because you couldn't drill a small enough bleed hole in the steel? I've got some 3/8" round stock and a drill press. I could get a pretty small hole. I think.but looks like it's gotta be awful small. How'd you get the wire to stay in the steel?

I intially did a .060" hole, and it was not small enough. The tractor would warm up under some load, but would cool back off a bit when it sat at idle. I added the welding wire to make a part that is literally a pinhole. The machine stays warm now, even at idle.

I bent the wire over at the ends, and did a TIG spot weld to hold them. The weld is really unnecessary, but it didn't take long so I added it for extra security.

I also did a test after installing the restrictor to ensure air/coolant was still able to pass through.
 
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Another point of interest for others with 3550's......if you install the fuel cap tight, it can collapse the tank. The cap does not allow for sufficient venting. My rep showed me a temporary fix using a washer, when I implement it I can post a picture. For the time being, I install the cap loose to prevent the issue.
 
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You may want to message a mod now. I would not want my email address openly posted on the net. You are opening up the chances for spam. I'd have them delete that now that you have exchanged emails.
 
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So I purchased my 2555 2016 on New Year's Eve. Now at 41 hrs my check engine light is on and I have a huge lack of power. I talk to the dealer and there is a replacement. He will do the 50hr. Service and change the Egr. So I pulled the current one out and cleaned it what a difference.
So that being said has anyone else been repair and or is it a bandaid?
Thanks
 
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Hi philbuilt. I haven't seen that problem but I'm curious about yours. Have you been running the engine over 2000 rpm or do you run it slower most of the time? As I understand the system needs the higher rpm to burn off the particulates. As soon as mine is warmed up it goes about 2000 and stays there until I'm done.
 
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Jeff,
I would suggest contacting your dealer to be sure they are aware of the fix for the cooling issue and implement the fix when Mahindra introduces the kit. Mine does not have any "symptoms" either, but the low temperatures are a longevity issue, due to increased potential for wet stacking, cold oil temperatures not boiling off water, etc.

It's really easy to reset the service hour count. It's in the owner's manual as well, but basically you take off the fuse panel cover, and use an extra fuse to short circuit the "reset" slot. This will reset the count for service.

Wait... I just bought a 3540. Only a few hours on it so far, but I just read that to reset the service hour count you remove the fuse panel cover and an extra fuse to short circuit the reset slow? Are you freakin kidding me? What, was a push button reset to hard to figure out? Not very happy to see this...
 
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I run the tractor around 1800. Seems to me a very high speed for up close work. They replaced the Egr valve this past Monday. He said that the original was stuck. I'm hoping this will help with the fuel consumption. 6 hrs on a tank is not good.
I miss my mf1260 quiet and fuel efficient. But no cab!
 
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Wait... I just bought a 3540. Only a few hours on it so far, but I just read that to reset the service hour count you remove the fuse panel cover and an extra fuse to short circuit the reset slow? Are you freakin kidding me? What, was a push button reset to hard to figure out? Not very happy to see this...

Of all the things to let bother you, this one seems amazingly minor. It literally takes 30 seconds. Less time than reinstalling your oil drain plug.
 
 
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