Yesterday's Tractor Co. Compare our Prices For Parts
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Case Tractors Discussion Forum
Show Parts for Model:

Repair a temp gauge lead?

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
SDLars

09-18-2012 06:58:40
68.69.70.247



Report to Moderator

I'm curious, has anyone ever been able to repair a temp gauge lead? Seems like most gauges are OK but the sensor end is always messed up.




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
Joe (Wa)

09-18-2012 08:41:44
67.142.175.21



Report to Moderator
 Re: Repair a temp gauge lead? in reply to SDLars, 09-18-2012 06:58:40  
Christopher is totally correct. I've done several gauges and mostly thermal expansion valves (TXV). The link is basically how it is done.

The problem is mostly a broken or otherwise leaking capillary tube. Cut out the bad section out and splice or splice in a new section. Before final splice fill the bulb near full with ether. You may have to calibrate the gauge to make it more accurate if desired. Back in the day we used R-11 refrigerant which has a compatible temperature - pressure curve with nearly all gauges. Splices were silver soldered.

Joe

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Christopher Mikesell

09-18-2012 07:20:40
76.226.222.196



Report to Moderator
 Re: Repair a temp gauge lead? in reply to SDLars, 09-18-2012 06:58:40  
The temperature bulb is filled with a liquid which vaporizes and expands when the temperature increases. A capillary tube connects the bulb to the gauge, which is a pressure gauge. When the tube breaks or the bulb gets a hole or crack, then the liquid evaporates and it does not work. There are shops which can rebuild them, but it is more expensive then buying an expensive american-made (Rochester) replacement. Someone I know at the local airport had a temperature gauge rebuilt since it had an exceptionally long capillary tube (rear cockpit) that wasn't available new. If they bought a new one, then they would have had to have it rebuilt anyway to get the corrrect length tube.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters