Posted by Malibu Nick on August 31, 2013 at 06:18:15 from (126.96.36.199):
I recently purchased my first tractor, a 1956 case 400 diesel. It has a a loader on it. I'm trying to get something to plow my driveway with before the snow flies. It has been sitting for several years. Tin needs work but is there, front tires are nice and rear's hold air. Wheels are good. I brought a new battery over and got it to crank intermittently. Starter is now out and is being rebuilt currently. I noticed the oil is overfull (looks new) and smells like diesel. I have some questions for you.
1. Is it common for the pumps to leak diesel into the oil as they sit for an extended period of time?
2. What should I be looking for as I prepare to get this thing running?
3. I don't have a lot into this tractor and am not opposed to parting it out if say the pump needs replaced and the cost of doing so doubles my investment, What parts are most valuable on the used market?
Thanks for your time and expertise.[/img]
This post was edited by Malibu Nick at 06:38:41 08/31/13 2 times.
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