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Re: MF-165 three point hitch not working

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Tom from Buckeye Lake

02-13-2013 10:16:50

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Looks like you are pulling the lift cover BEFORE pulling the right cover to check for a stuck valve spool. If so, you could have ran the tractor while shifting the spool with pliers, NOT hands to see if unit would lift.

Respectfully, if so, put stand pipe cover back, a few bolts back, into lift cover, start tractor in neutral, try moving spool, that is against roller with needle nose pliers to see if rocker shaft will rotate since lift arms are off.

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02-13-2013 12:50:07

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 Re: MF-165 three point hitch not working in reply to Tom from Buckeye Lake, 02-13-2013 10:16:50  
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I did like you said and it just spit and sputtered oil. The oil bubbled and foamed right up. I guess this confirms contaminated oil, right??

The rocker shaft never moved.

PS. - The multipower has never functioned since I've had the tractor either so might be another symptom of bad oil??? I hadn't thought about it but having read so much online in the last day or two, it seems it doesn't tolorate underspec oil very well either.


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Tom from Buckeye Lake

02-13-2013 14:29:02

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 Re: MF-165 three point hitch not working in reply to jwillett2009, 02-13-2013 12:50:07  

Well, we have another log on the fire. Didn't know we were dealing with Muti-Power also. At this point, I would continue to pull the lift cover after you drain ALL the fluids. There are two plugs to pull. One under the cavity we are working with and one rearward toward axle. If you have an Arco dealer (Massey) purchase Permatran-3 fluid. This works well for this application and is what I have used on my 150 complete rebuild.

There are two pumps under all that oil. One for the lift pump and the other for the Muti-power. Also two filters, one for each pump. Mine were damn near completely plugged at rebuild. I've found one picture, and will try to post. Have more, just need to find them. In the picture, IPTO pump is the same as the Muti-power pump.

Might be time to ask David "from Wales" to jump into the question. He's the Man.

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02-13-2013 10:54:57

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 Re: MF-165 three point hitch not working in reply to Tom from Buckeye Lake, 02-13-2013 10:16:50  
Well I did "wrongly" start to pull the cover first, but went to the side cover after you guys said.

I've got the bolts out of the cover and the stand pipe pulled but I haven't tried to lift the cover, just because I was headed that way before you guys straightened me out.

I'll do what you suggest.


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