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MF 165 engine rebuild

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Posted by rust-o on September 21, 2013 at 16:04:25 from (

I've got a MF 3165 that has 7700 hours on it and is in need of an engine rebuild. It's got the perkins 4 cylinder diesel. Im not wanting to do a super indepth build, just the basic piston sleeves, rings, bearings, gaskets, etc. Im not sure i want to get into the valves...

Anyway does anyone have experience with the kits sold by YT? or are there other kits i should look at?

Are there specific things i should look for in a kit?

are there specific things i should do on the engine during a rebuild that may not be included in a kit?

In other words i need some advice on this project. In not ready to tear into it yet, got more work to do yet this year, but this fall before i really start feeding hay, i plan to get to it.

The main symptoms that make me conclude that it needs a rebuild are the following:

1 lack of torque, really lags even on small hills with a relativly small loads.

2 smokes, not black smoke, just grayish

3 quite a bit of blow by exaust out the crankcase ventalator hose

Hard to start in temps below 70...not 20, 70 pretty bad

Thanks for any advise you all give.


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