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Advice please - mini tractor overheating

Posted by Philealing - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by rabbit-390317 - 3 years ago

Loose fan belt?

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Posted by LangeHaas - 3 years ago

Does the radiator get hot? If not, thermostat.

Does it hold pressure (no coolant leaking from the cap)? Sound of boiling water means no pressure. Do both pipes (top and bottom) get hot, if not it may be blocked internally.

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Posted by Philealing - 3 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions. We thoroughly cleaned the front of the radiator grill last month so it won't be that. Will explore flushing the radiator and the thermostat options. Anglo Info responses never fail to amaze.

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Posted by rabbit-390317 - 3 years ago

Our little tractor always overheats when the radiator grill gets blocked with leaf mulch and suchlike as soon as its cleared its fine again, just needs a good flow of air to do its job.

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Posted by Lumbersexual-992851 - 3 years ago

As Pushkin has lived here 27years and has served as a local French magistrate. Plus she owns a McCulloch 13hp mower and has never experienced poor customer service in France.

 We should all listen to her advice more closely...

Jack

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Posted by sabc15-427548 - 3 years ago

The O/P asked for any idea,not snide remarks,of course try flushing the radiator with water & check that the front of the radiator isn't blocked with debris such as flies/leaves and grass cuttings,also check the water level,then it is either go online to see if anyone else has had a similar problem,contact the manufacturer to see if they have any helpful advice,if not then I am afraid it is a mechanic,but try the above before you put your hand in your pocket.good luck.sabc15.

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Posted by Lumbersexual-992851 - 3 years ago

Radiator core as mentioned above.

 Our stumpgrinders, chipper and tractor all suffer this problem if the actual core gets blocked with fine dust and plant fibres. Humidity then sets it solid.

If a blow from a compressor doesn't shift it then a careful pressure wash should clear it.

Jack

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Posted by Anonymous - 3 years ago

There are a lot of skilled and experienced people here willing to help out.  Always a good option before emptying your wallet to some of the "professionals" out there.

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Posted by Pushkin-986745 - 3 years ago

Try having a qualified mechanic look at it , much safer than the amateur advice given in here

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Posted by teddyruxspin - 3 years ago

alot of people fail to clean the front of the rad ,you tend to get grass ,leaves etc stuck to it, blocked rad core, thermostat,and various other things