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Re: WD45

Good, Bad, Ugly, Worth It?

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11-29-1999 11:11:19

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WD-45 diesels are somewhat rare and I don't know what other tractor used that engine to find another block. If the block is cracked external, then the fix could be cheap. If, however, it's cracked between the cylinders, or the webbing, then it can take more money to repair. I'm not familair with the problems associated with that engine, so I don't know where they crack, but if the rest of the tractor isn't too bad, I'd try to fix it up. Thear the block down and see what you have. As far as I know, you could put a gas back in it, too.

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Dave Patterson

11-29-1999 14:09:16

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 Re: Re: WD45 - Good, Bad, Ugly, Worth It? in reply to Aaron, 11-29-1999 11:11:19  
If the block is cracked...as a rule it can be welded or if it's minor,there are many wonder agents to seal things up.
If you want to have something very few have.......go get a 262 cu.in.gas engine out of a Gleaner combine.
It will fit in where the 45 diesel sat but will have about 25 more horse.
My recommendation is.......if at all possible repair the diesel.......they're a beautiful tractor and extremely hard to beat!!

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Dave Fullmer(TN)

11-30-1999 01:23:07

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 Re: Re: Re: WD45 - Good, Bad, Ugly, Worth It? in reply to Dave Patterson, 11-29-1999 14:09:16  
Bud, What model Gleaner had the 262 gas? This could be a good replacement for a bad D17 Diesel too, couldn't it?

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Bud Sorden

11-30-1999 18:09:31

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: WD45 - Good, Bad, Ugly, Worth It? in reply to Dave Fullmer(TN), 11-30-1999 01:23:07  
I replaced the engine in my Series III D-17 this summer with one out of an E Gleaner. Had to change the timing gear cover but left the govenor from the combine on runs a little faster made my own plate to cover up the fuel pump opening in block if you have any questions about other changes contact me

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Brian Ahart

11-30-1999 05:49:22

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: WD45 - Good, Bad, Ugly, Worth It? in reply to Dave Fullmer(TN), 11-30-1999 01:23:07  

The C and CII Gleaner combines used the G262 engine, as did the AII and later A combines I believe. The diesel versions of the above combines used the D262. You are correct, both the G262 and D262 will fit in a D17D, D19, and WD-45D. I used to have a D17 with the 262 gas engine. The tractor was originally a diesel but someone replaced the diesel with the 262 gas. I had a 3 inch straight pipe on it. Oh, did she sound good when the governors opened up!

Good luck,

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Bud Sorden

11-29-1999 16:54:13

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 Re: Re: Re: WD45 - Good, Bad, Ugly, Worth It? in reply to Dave Patterson, 11-29-1999 14:09:16  
If I were you I would try welding the block on the Buda as for it being a commom problem I am not aware of it I curently own one and over the years have owned 2 others. Thae last I knew a junkyard in Monticello Iowa had a good block I will see If I kept the mans name and get back to you.

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11-30-1999 04:31:59

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: WD45 - Good, Bad, Ugly, Worth It? in reply to Bud Sorden, 11-29-1999 16:54:13  
Thanks guys. Talking to my Dad, it sounds like an impossible thing to accomplish. But after reading what you said here, it sounds encouraging. Any info, links, websites, or anything else on this tractor would be greatly appreciated. Guess its time to drag it out of the barn and get to work!
Thanks again! I will keep reading this forum! Glad I found it.

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11-30-1999 04:53:30

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WD45 - Good, Bad, Ugly, Worth It? in reply to MrHaney, 11-30-1999 04:31:59  
I don't know your mechanical abillity, but there is nothing nicer to look at than WD-45 diesel all painted up.

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12-04-1999 12:09:25

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WD45 - Good, Bad, Ugly, Worth It? in reply to Tadams, 11-30-1999 04:53:30  
Cockshutt tractors used Buda engines untill A-C bought Buda out. The Cockshutt 40 used the same engine as the WD45 while the Cockshutt 50 used a 273cid displacement. If you ever want to pull your 45, you'll want to fix the diesel. Most places won't allow you to run other than the original engine. Brian

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