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 01-02-2004, 22:26 Post: 72930
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Barnee, What ever become of youre cooling system test? I have the MX5000 with the gauge doing same as your's no matter how hard I work it.






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 01-02-2004, 22:48 Post: 72933
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Plugger, i posted what i found out on the original thread if you want to read details. The short story is i'm still not sure what's going on. I used one of those infrared temperature readers to monitor temps. & couln't get the engine temp up to the 175 deg thermostat with the tractor just sitting & on fast idle. There was a 40-50 deg diff in temp from the thermostat inlet to outlet which tells me it's not opening, but the inlet temp never got above 170 deg, below the setting, so that's expected. It's still pretty cool down here so i figured i try again once the weather warms up. Also, i'll be able to run the cutter so that will put a good load on the tractor & give me a better idea. It definitely doesn't warm up & go onto the thermostat like a car does, but from what others say, that is normal. I have seen where it will actually cool off if i let it sit at slow idle after working it a little. I know this ain't much help. Maybe you can talk to your dealer & let me (us) know what he says about it. Mine claims it's normal for my tractor.






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 01-02-2004, 23:44 Post: 72935
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BARNEE, from what you are describing; that sure does sound like a bad or no stat installed. They are cheap and easy to replace. Try changing the thermostat out with a new one. The worst that can happen is that you will end up with a spare.






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 01-03-2004, 21:17 Post: 72985
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When you get the tractors out on a bush-hog then you will see them come up into the operating range. With Kubota's high capacity cooling systems you do need to work them. They normally do not have any overheating problems with proper maintance.






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 01-03-2004, 21:37 Post: 72991
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Maybe it's just me, but somehow it seems like a design defect if you have to use a bushhog to reach normal operating temperature.






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 01-06-2004, 23:09 Post: 73316
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I also have an MX5000. The needle on my temp gauge does not rise much either, maybe a mm or two beyond the Cold mark. I have a Woods BB720 that I was using in September to reclaim 5 or so acres of old pasture. The pasture had turned into thick weeds, vines and brush, alot of it shoulder high. I thought I was working it kind of hard and still the needle did not rise anywhere near a quarter of the way up the scale. I also stopped lots of times to clean the screen in front of the radiator. Even when the screen had become caked with debris, the needle stayed the same. I have not had any trouble with the tractor and have been more than pleased with the power. I don't have much to compare it to other than my Father-in-Law's Ford 801 Powermaster. I am going to mention the issue to my dealer. I will report back with any info I receive.

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 01-07-2004, 08:13 Post: 73333
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Ken, why is it a design defect? Kubota do to the efficient stlye of engine design that they used in some models ran so cool that they only used the siphon system to cool them. I've seen many engines on equipment that don't ever open a thermsotat until put to task. You can idle them or you can run them at half throttle and never open one that is why I wasn't worried over it not going up with just loader useage. In this industry if they are opening under no load conditions then I'd say something might be wrong!






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 01-07-2004, 09:59 Post: 73344
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Don't forget that in Asia these are Ag machines working fulltime in heat and humidity that we only have nightmares about, toodling around the lawn cutting grass is a cake-walk by comparison.

If the cooling systems on these things were not ultra-efficient they would burn up in no time at all.

We have worked our machines in the Islands doing construction jobs that would have (and sometimes did) melt other machines.

I agree with Art, it is not a design defect, it is an ultra-efficient design. If it's a concern you could always change the thermostat or devise some form of temperature controlled shutter system as used on heavy equipment to keep the engine temp.'s up.

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 01-07-2004, 11:10 Post: 73350
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As long as the engine reaches operating temperature, that's what is important. The thermostat is there to keep the temp from varying too high or low. You can call it high efficiency, if you like, but I'll call it having the right thermostat.

If the operating temp doesn't come up to par, at say using a loader, then something is wrong.






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 01-07-2004, 12:04 Post: 73353
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At issue is the issue of not reaching normal operating temperature. If the "ultra efficient cooling system" is preventing it from reaching normal operating temperature under light usage the engine will suffer from lowered efficiency and premature wear. You disagree with this?






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