I am doing a complete rebuild on a 1982 MF 285 Perkins A4.318 and the parts kit came with a 2 piece rope seal. I have the engine completely tore down and don't see where this goes- I can't find anything in the manual either. Anybody know where this goes?
Re: MF 285 engine rebuild in reply to ecar, 12-01-2013 17:00:04
Early 318 Perkins engines have a rope rear seal, at least the 1080's here in Australia did have anyway. I'm not familiar with the 285's, as none ever came into this country as far as I know. Later engines may have come thru with a single lip type seal. Did you also get a lip seal in your kit? If you did, I'd just bin the rope set.
Re: MF 285 engine rebuild in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 12-02-2013 14:05:37
David, Is there much difference between the 318 and 318.2? I presume the latter is an improved version of the former. Did they manage to cure the notorious head gasket blowing proclivities of that engine? I seem to remember Massey sort of "gave up" on that engine when they replaced the 698 with the 698T. I have just been reading an excellent and very entertaining book by David Walker called "Inside Massey Ferguson" . He mentions the problems of the A4.318 fitted to the 1080/ 595 quite a lot. One of the funniest parts of the book though is when he talks about a tractor driver in Africa, who destroyed the engine in his 135 by replacing the dirty oil in the air cleaner with fresh new clean dry sand!
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