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4500 ford 3 cyl diesel 201 ci.

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03-28-2019 19:44:02

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Need some help with 201 ford diesel 3 cyl block. I bought the 4500 with front loader. I went to fill radiator and block with water / antifreeze. discovered water leak from what appears to be the block at the starter. I think I will have to pull the engine to see how much damage was done. looks like someone did not drain block properly.
My main question is how hard would it be to find a block and normal cost ,, also a good location close to Ashland ky. to find a block ? I do not know if it can be repaired till I pull the engine. Any suggestions ? Thanks Randal

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03-29-2019 21:36:06

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 Re: 4500 ford 3 cyl diesel 201 ci. in reply to rat0851, 03-28-2019 19:44:02  
Thanks for all the information. the freeze plug on the side of block are pressed in type , so I would imagine the ones at end of block behind the flywheel are also. I will split the tranny and engine which will tell what has happened. will post findings later. many thanks

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Destroked 450

03-29-2019 15:33:17

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 Re: 4500 ford 3 cyl diesel 201 ci. in reply to rat0851, 03-28-2019 19:44:02  
If it is cracked and unrepairable any 201 gas, diesel or 192 gas block can be used.

These engines were used on the 4000 and 4600 series tractors as well as their equal sized industrial versions.

There was a change from screw in casting plugs to drive in style on later models as well as a change in the plugs used to retain the oil pump drive but ether block will inner change on the 4000 series tractors that came with generators.

Your 4500 is a industrial version of the 4000 series.

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03-29-2019 07:31:29

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 Re: 4500 ford 3 cyl diesel 201 ci. in reply to rat0851, 03-28-2019 19:44:02  
If it is a freeze crack at the bottom of the water jacket I've seem many a crack in 8 and 9Ns leaks stopped with water glass (sodium silicate) It's worth a try..

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03-29-2019 04:01:45

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 Re: 4500 ford 3 cyl diesel 201 ci. in reply to rat0851, 03-28-2019 19:44:02  
Before you go buying parts or a block for it...
What year is the engine or better yet, does it have the old style screw in frost/casting plugs or the new style press in type?
There are 3 plugs in the back of the engine. One in the back end of the head and two in the block behind the flywheel. If you have the newer press in type it may be that one of them rusted through and is leaking.
This happened to a buddy of mine on a 201 and has been discussed here by others too.
Will require an engine/transmission split to check or repair but a couple frost plugs are a LOT cheaper than an engine.

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03-29-2019 01:55:32

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 Re: 4500 ford 3 cyl diesel 201 ci. in reply to rat0851, 03-28-2019 19:44:02  
I am sorry I didn't see that you have a diesel motor. The one I have is gas

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03-29-2019 01:50:23

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 Re: 4500 ford 3 cyl diesel 201 ci. in reply to rat0851, 03-28-2019 19:44:02  
I am in the process of taking parts off a 1969 3500. I am using all the parts that went with the loader. The bolster, oil pan, steering column, heavy duty front axle and all the power steering to go on my 3600. The engine I was told ran good until my uncle took the dist. out to rebuild it. I have not heard it run but he wants to sell the engine. I don't know if you would be interested in it or how much it is worth not hearing it run. I am located in Clinton tn. I have another oil pan from my 3600 to go back on it but not off yet.

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