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Re: drove my MF180 diesel into the pond

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Posted by Ohiopioneer on July 18, 2013 at 09:41:20 from (

In Reply to: Re: drove my MF180 diesel into the pond posted by mgriff543 on July 18, 2013 at 08:13:59:

I started off with the right side tires still touching the grass. The tractor was slowly sliding sideways while I waited for a friend with a bigger tractor to pull me out. Just another foot, there is a 12 foot drop. The tractor was still running in photo. I did not want to shut it down in the event I had to restart it to help the pulling tractor. Just a few mins latter the air intake started sucking water forming a water spray from the exhaust for about 5 mins before the engine stopped running. Very little water got into the crankcase, the dip stick seal held the water out. Plus The vent tube points down trapping the air in the block. Good Thing! With in 1/2 hour of getting tractor out, It start just fine. I let it run for 6 hours then drained all the oils then flushed with 50/50 mix of K1-karoseen and oil. Drained, new filters, new oil. But had lost 2 things... my pride and the low end gears. Best idea I got so-far is that it may just be a linkage problem. I'm hoping. Just wish I would find someone that has done the same and would have better insight before I start unbolting things. Thanks


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