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Questions about cooling system on C

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02-09-2001 19:28:07

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I just got a '45 C. I have a couple questions about the coolong system.... first do I just use a 50/50 mix in the radiator? Secondly there is a small crank on the right hand side top of the radiator cowl, does it operated shutters on the radiator? If so, how does it operate? If not, what the heck is it for?! Thanks for the help!!!!

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02-13-2001 22:32:29

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 Re: Questions about cooling system on C in reply to New C owner, 02-09-2001 19:28:07  
P.S. If you're C does have shutters they are NOT for engine temp regulation. They were put on cold climate tractors as a warm up aid. They should be fully open at all temps above freezing, And opened when a cold engine starts warming up. They should never be shut while engine is running except in the coldest weather and only until engine is running smoothly after start up and begins warming up. Otherwise engine could over heat. J.L.

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02-13-2001 22:15:49

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 Re: Questions about cooling system on C in reply to New C owner, 02-09-2001 19:28:07  
New C owner; A 50/50 mix of antifreeze will be perfect in all be the coldest regions. In extremely cold areas the tractor should not be left out especially with the radiator facing north into the wind. Contrary to popular belief, wind chill does in fact effect cars,trucks,and tractors. The small crank may be or have been for shutters. If they are still there, the shutter will be connected on that side by a bar, the bar will have a rack gear on the back side and the crank will have a pinion gear. turning the handle one way opens them the other way closes them. J.L.

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Dick L

02-09-2001 20:20:30

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 Re: Questions about cooling system on C in reply to New C owner, 02-09-2001 19:28:07  
Yup and Yup, ya got it all right. You turn the crank and peek through the screen and watch the shutters open and close. A lot of the cranks have rusted fast and don't turn. I find that they usualy take heat to get them to turn, but some are rusted bad enough that they break off any way.

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