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350 International hydraulic problems

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02-11-1999 16:09:52

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I just found your message board. I recently acquired a 350 International with loader from my Dad's estate. Serial # 12082. A 1957, I believe. It hadn't run in about 1 year, but engine always has worked well.

Once we got the engine going (had to clean carb & tune-up), we could not use the hydraulics. It has Hydra-Touch. A mechanic friend & I took it apart. The hydraulic filter screen was completely plugged. We cleaned that & put in new oil. Loader & 2-Pt goes up & down, but it doesn't always respond right away. Could there be air in the lines somewhere yet? Or is there a problem with the pump?

Also the bucket will sometimes slowly creep down. Is that a seal problem in the cylinders?

The third problem is the power steering. According to the book, the power steering flow control valve is supposed to give priority to the power steering. But the power steering does not work if the valve lever for the loader is open. My dad had problems with that for several years.

Any ideas? Your help would be appreciated. Also, any ideas on the approximate value? It is in decent shape. Typical farm tractor. I live in Minnesota.

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02-12-1999 06:25:43

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 Re: 350 International hydraulic problems in reply to Wayne, 02-11-1999 16:09:52  
Just a 2nd thought. When you raise the 2pt, does the control lever shut itself off after it gets to the top. If it doesn't, thats a good sign of not enough hyd pressure.

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02-12-1999 06:22:37

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 Re: 350 International hydraulic problems in reply to Wayne, 02-11-1999 16:09:52  
I've got a 350 utility also. I've heard that the power steering wasn't exactly the best design in the world. It does give the PS priority as far as hyd flow (1st 3gpm, I believe goes to PS, but with mine, if your using the loader, & turn the wheels, the loader slows/stops until the wheel is straightened again. It does sound like you might have some air yet in system, it'll eventually work its way out. If it's too bad, I'd try to find someone w/equip to test pump pressure. They're good old tractors, good luck!

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02-12-1999 05:51:21

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 Re: 350 International hydraulic problems in reply to Wayne, 02-11-1999 16:09:52  
The hydra touch valve gets wore and so does the flow divider for the steering.

I think you can put a regular remote valve on the hitch. But you won't have the height control.

On the flow control, the "good used ones" probably about what you have now.

If there would be a way to get a new flow divider in theline from the pump to the valve body.

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02-11-1999 21:54:00

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 Re: 350 International hydraulic problems in reply to Wayne, 02-11-1999 16:09:52  
I'm thinking the loader would take such a high volume of fluid that it starves the steering valve. Value 1200 to 2000, If real nice probably more.

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02-11-1999 17:20:27

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 Re: 350 International hydraulic problems in reply to Wayne, 02-11-1999 16:09:52  
It's my name not trying to be smart. There could still be air in hyd lines. Does it squeal and squack? The seals are getting worn on the cyl. If it is not real fast I wouldn't worry about it right now. Repair it after it warms up. Maybe try to drain hitch hoses and cyl. and loader cyls. Probably full of dirty oil. I would bet that your hyd. pump is still serviceable.

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02-12-1999 13:12:25

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 Re: Re: 350 International hydraulic problems in reply to Wayne, 02-11-1999 17:20:27  
To: The other Wayne:
You asked, "Does it squeal and squack?" No, not really.
Thanks to you & Hoosier, Again, & DY for the quick responses. I appreciate the ideas.

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