Yes is a great tractor and will look like new with the IH red and white paint. Will be a handsome machine.
The D358 is a good motor if maintained (like all motors), regular oil and filter, try and keep the throttle down a bit. That is don't drive at full noise, and limit the use of the torque amplifier by waiting till machine has warmed up, use it when required not every minute or two. If it troubles you a TA lockout kit can be fitted, ours still works well, the key being regular maintenance.
Look forward to seeing more pictures of your red powered machine.
Well the day finally came. Backed up to the gyral and gave it a tug (picture below). Pulled it rather easily. I only worked 100m or so before I thought I should pull up.
I have thought for a little bit that the engine could be glazing then an older chap I know said he owned one from near new and his words were that 'they were prone to slobber a bit'. So I just took it as that. I have only done light work with it so far and the previous owner had done the same thing.
So back to the story, there is a bit of black fluid coming from the exhaust manifold (picture below). Is it due to it being glazed and is there anything I can do about it?
It was smoking quite a bit once the heat got to it. Would it ignite or just burn off? Sorry, a few questions there. Cheers.
Thanks lower yp sth aust. That's interesting to know. I ended up using shell Rimula X 10w40 I think. That's what they had in their chart for this tractor. Next change I might ring around and look into switching over to a strait 30 grade.
Lower yp sth aust I just remembered I asked the question on oils some time ago so I just looked for it. Back then you said multi grades could cause glazing. This may prove your theory. I will give it a good run to see if it clears things up. It's only been working around the garden for the past 2 years.
mines a 886 B one of the last ones made as far as oil goes I never get to high tech because Im not that smart I use farm type oil and never have any problems but then again I work my tractor fairly hard all the time so glazing up is never gunna happen to it
farm oils are universal type of thing can be used in hydraulics, gear boxes and motors of both petrol and diesel
Yeah and mine is FWA and they work real well once you sought them out and do the Paul upgrades
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging