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706 wiring problems

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Posted by redjohn on October 31, 2009 at 07:23:04 from (

I recently bought a severely neglected International 706 Diesel tractor.

It had been sitting along side a field for about 3 years.

Since, I've repaired the engine, repainted the whole tractor, and am working on some bugs.

The wiring harness is old and brittle, and in some places, the wiring has been cut.

I've tried re-wiring it, but there are some bugs, so I would ask if any one would have a complete schematic for this tractor. It has an alternator instead of a generator.

The only diagrams I have, are what's in the shop manuals, but it shows a harness, not the true diagram.

I've burned out 2 sets of glow plugs in this process, and it's getting expensive.

The plugs are wired up to 24 volts. Should it be 12?

I also burned out the glow plug gauge in this manner too.

The wiring was no existant when I got the tractor, so I had guessed.

Also since some of the wires were cut, I have no idea where they go.

I really don't want to buy a new harness, as I've never seen one offered for a 706. Maybe it's my best bet, but I'm a hands on guy and am willing to try re wiring .

Being that this is my first diesel, how long should I hold the button in for the glow plugs? The gauge that was in it, wan not hooked up. I've heard from a so called expert that you may have to hold the button in for 2-3 minutes. When bench testing the glow plugs, it takes a matter of seconds before they get hot.

Any advice for cold weather starting it, would be greatly appreciated.

I know a little shot of ether gets it going, but I don't want to install the ether kit.

thank you for your time. :roll:


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