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 02-24-2011, 10:00 Post: 176982
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Guys,
I'm bringing home my Yanmar 165d tonight and plan to do some simple maintenance to establish a clean schedule. Like I said previously, I'm not very familiar with diesel engines, but between a diesel mechanic buddy and I we should be able to handle just about anything that needs to be addressed.

Just curious what you recommend should be done?

Thanks in advance for your responses.






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 02-24-2011, 10:04 Post: 176983
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The first question would be, is this a NEW or USED tractor. Being in a Yanmar forum it's probably used but the required checks would be different from new.






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 02-24-2011, 10:07 Post: 176984
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yes, its used : ) thanks






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 02-24-2011, 10:32 Post: 176985
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1. Change the Oil and Filter
2. Clean the air filter and or replace it and blow off radiator.
3. Grease all fittings
4. Check coolant and or possibly change it or add rust inhibitor.
5. Check battery terminals and clean them
6. Drive it around, listen for weird noises, etc. Run the PTO and operate the FEL if you have one and the 3 point hitch.
7. Check tire inflation






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 02-24-2011, 10:56 Post: 176986
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1. Change the Oil and Filter2. Clean the air filter and or replace it and blow off radiator.3. Grease all fittings4. Check coolant and or possibly change it or add rust inhibitor.5. Check battery terminals and clean them6. Drive it around, listen for weird noises, etc.Run the PTO and operate the FEL if you have one and the 3 point hitch.7. Check tire inflation



Awesome, thanks yooperpete. Exactly the direction I'm looking for. Anyone else feel free to add what you've done!






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 02-24-2011, 11:09 Post: 176987
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To be clear, when changing the oil and filter you should change ALL of it, engine and hydraulic system. I'd change any fuel screens and filters and look at the glass fuel bowl to see if any water has been trapped. My suggestion is to always use a fuel treatment, like Power Service, to keep algae from growing in the fuel and to raise the cetane level. This is even more important lately because of the issue of ethanol in diesel and phase separation.






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 02-24-2011, 11:14 Post: 176988
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...This is even more important lately because of the issue of ethanol in diesel and phase separation...



Thanks kws, just curious if anyone else has seen or heard of ethanol in diesel? I am very familiar with biodiesel and seems as if your speaking about biodiesel which is completely different than ethanol. Gasoline is to ethanol as diesel is to biodiesel, follow me?

I do plan on using this tractor year round so don't think the fuel will have time to sit and ferment.






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 02-24-2011, 12:04 Post: 176989
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Not sure that PA requires a renewable component, and it if does, alcohol would work but is unlikely.

Get a manual for it, which will show you HOW to do what and when. Ask the previous owner if he knows what was done because one item (hydraulic fluid and internal filter) takes time, work, money.






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 02-24-2011, 12:21 Post: 176990
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Welcome to the board, we always need new blood around here.

The others covered things real well so all I'll add is to use the fluids and filters the manual recommends. I have no idea if Yanmar has their own brand of fluids and filters, but if they do use them.
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No, I wasn't talking about Biodiesel. There was an article recently somewhere about a proposal to add a small amount of ethanol to diesel fuel but I can't find it now. A bunch of truckers were up in arms about it, and with good reason IMO.

Fermentation isn't always about your use and storage habits, it includes every stop the fuel makes on the way to your tank. You could also buy a water filtering fuel funnel. I use one to keep any water in the fuel out of the tank and then always keep the tank full to keep condensation to a minimum.






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