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Fordson Super Major gearbox oil heats up

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Wil van Dijk

08-04-2003 13:01:45




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My brother and I (from The Netherlands) just restored a 1962 Fordson Super Major. We worked 500 hours on it, but we still have a problem we don't understand. When driving about 3 kilometers the gearbox oil becomes very hot. Our Major has no transmission brake and the gearbox does not make strange noises. We changed oil from 80W90 to 20W50 but it still becomes very hot. The oil level is oke and there are no leaks to the rear transmission. A few weaks ago we have driven about 40 kilometers without problems except that the oil got very hot.
During the restoration we took the gearbox out but we have not seen anything that was wrong.
Any help or advice is welkom.

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ATW/WA

08-06-2003 10:22:01




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 Re: Fordson Super Major gearbox oil heats up in reply to Wil van Dijk, 08-04-2003 13:01:45  
I wish I had a for sure possible maybe answer. Hot oil would be indicative of friction, which would make one think of gear or bearing noise. On a 3kilometer drive, have you tried using a stethascope to listen to the gearbox while driving? The best help I can offer is to direct you to the Fordson discussion forumn, they have people very experienced with the Super Major. At the top of the page it will have a scrolling box for "go to another ..." Scroll down to Fordson, select go.

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