How do you know when it is time to get a new radiator hose? When you feel the need to reinforce it with duct tape. Lol. Mind you it has stood the test of time. Its been like this for a fair period by the looks but once it was getting pulled and squeezed to remove it, it started falling to pieces.
I found this backyard fix a few months back. I have noticed appropriate maintenance was not a strong point for its previous owners so whilst I'm doing a bit to the Inter I replaced the top hose, gave the system a flush and dropped some fresh coolant in.
I think I am onto what your talking about sorry for been a little slow but am very busy on the farm with crops and the wet season fast approaching
That seal Im pretty sure is just a O ring
One thing to remember about IH gear is they never really built specials and what I mean by that is as general rule the seals bearings O rings nuts and bolts and even the tools are normal off the shelf items were as a lot of other brands had special stuff and needed special tools
I hope this helps
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
We had a 766 back in the early 80's. with Gason cab. It with a pederick ripper and rake cleared a bunch of mallie county in West river W.A It needed to by run in a higher gear to make it work of it would burn oil.
The German diesel never missed a beat and when farm was sold in 1989 it had worked had and had plenty of hours on it
Back before green JD's were common place Inters ruled lots on the wheat belt