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1959 511 b motor problem?

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tim casperson

05-07-2007 12:11:12

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I got my 511b out of the shed, it started ok. After planting a small sweetcorn patch. The tractor couldn"t pull itself up a steep hill. It just started to lose power. I heard no strange noises. I shut it down when I noticed it seemed a little hot and smoke was coming out the breather cap on top of the engine. Now it won"t start or even turn over. It"s like something is bound up in the engine. Can"t turn it over to get a compression check. Any Ideas???

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05-08-2007 00:17:35

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 Re: 1959 511 b motor problem? in reply to tim casperson, 05-07-2007 12:11:12  
Classic signs of a spun bearing.

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tim casperson

05-08-2007 16:14:29

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 Re: 1959 511 b motor problem? in reply to Greg_Ky, 05-08-2007 00:17:35  
What do you exactly mean when you say a spun bearing? How do you check for a spun bearing? Would this be a bearing on the Crank shaft or Cam shaft?

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05-07-2007 18:44:25

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 Re: 1959 511 b motor problem? in reply to tim casperson, 05-07-2007 12:11:12  
Did you take all of the spark plugs out and try to turn it over?

How was the oil pressure and oil level when it was running? How about the antifreeze and temp guage? Sounds like it may have seized up, over heating and no oil are the first things that come to mind.

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tim casperson

05-08-2007 16:11:18

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 Re: 1959 511 b motor problem? in reply to Lincoln, 05-07-2007 18:44:25  
I pulled the plugs and it still won't turn over with the starter. The oil was up to level but I don't know about the oil pressure because that gauge doesn't work. I drained the oil and it didn't contain any metal pieces.

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