Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts
Salvage

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Kountry Life
  
Discussion Forum
Order Ford 801 Parts Online

801 piston skirts disintegrated

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author 
Glen Allen

03-15-2003 16:01:49




Report to Moderator

I torn into my 801 ford diesel, to have the engine balancer rebuilt.I found that there was a scrambled mess in the oil pan. The piston skirts looked as if they had a hammer taken to them. I called older service techician and ask him what could have cause this problem,he said it probably
was caused by using ether during its life. Just wanted to know if anyone has heard of this happening?




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
Ron in PA

03-15-2003 17:59:44




Report to Moderator
 Re: 801 piston skirts disintegrated in reply to Glen Allen, 03-15-2003 16:01:49  
The absolute worse thing to do with a diesel is to use ether.

1) it Causes runaway diesel syndrome which is a momentary over reving (too many rpms)

2) it is extremely volitale explosion.

3) it burns the valve seats and the diesel becomes accustomed and dependent on the ether to start.

...just a bad bad bad thing to do to a diesel.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Ron in PA

03-15-2003 18:08:02




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: 801 piston skirts disintegrated in reply to Ron in PA, 03-15-2003 17:59:44  
The skirt issue I know nothing about.

Did it break at the wrist pin or below the wrist pin flange?



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
ZANE

03-15-2003 17:52:35




Report to Moderator
 Re: 801 piston skirts disintegrated in reply to Glen Allen, 03-15-2003 16:01:49  
Using either didn't do it. Being an 801 did it. They are notorious for breaking pistons. Especially the skirts off the pistons.

When I worked in the dealership back in the sixties about half the engines I took down had broken piston skirts.

Install new pistons!

Zane



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Rick-Tx

03-16-2003 10:34:33




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: 801 piston skirts disintegrated in reply to ZANE, 03-15-2003 17:52:35  
Zane, is this true for any 801, not just diesels, and also older 800's? Thanks



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Today's Featured Article - Antique Tractor Wiring Basics - by Curtis von Fange. One of the most neglected parts of old tractors is the wiring. After sitting in the elements for half a century or more much equipment wiring has deteriorated to sparsely covered strands of copper or other metal. Plastic insulation has cracked, mice have eaten through the older clothed style coverings and the exposed wires have reacted to winter moisture and salts by turning blue and powdery. Terminal ends have corroded, rusted or just plain evaporated away. Aged wires not only keep an engin ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: Looking for a John Deere 50, 520 or 530 in good shape and preferably with power steering and three point. May be interested in a 620 or 630. Thank you. [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2021 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy