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by gregjo1948
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 440 icd advice
Replies: 48
Views: 3812

Re: John Deere 440 icd advice

At $800.00, your not getting hurt. You have plenty of room to buy parts to get it running and digging. The labor to fix it is where you might get burned. If you job it out you might get a lot of money in it that you'll never recover. If you do your own wrenching; what's your time worth? I'm always b...
by gregjo1948
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 61 1010 seized gas engine
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: 61 1010 seized gas engine

Sounds to me that, someone is going to have to pull the engine to free it up. It's up to you to determine how far you go to get it "just running" or to do a good rebuild on the engine while it's out.
by gregjo1948
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1010 gas won't stay running
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: 1010 gas won't stay running

Sounds like a bad coil to me. Just because you installed a new one, doesn't mean it was a good one. Was it made in China?
by gregjo1948
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: thermostat 40C
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: thermostat 40C

Thanks for your reply Stan. So until I work the devil out of this little guy, I can't expect to see any temp rise on my gauge?
by gregjo1948
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: thermostat 40C
Replies: 3
Views: 156

thermostat 40C

I played with my 40C a little and it doesn't warm up much. I installed a new temp gauge but I don't know where the thermostat is located. thanks, gregjo1948
by gregjo1948
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c float
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: 420c float

Thanks guys. I'll see if I can "float" working. I haven't had a 2 cylinder JD in a lot of years and had forgotten how cute they are. I was surprised to see it has bottom 5 rollers.
by gregjo1948
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c float
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: 420c float

Good morning, If it is an original valve (two spools controlled by one lever), they often had float by releasing the latch on the side of the lever and pushing the lever forward as it would be for power down. That way both spools move so they are open to return oil and the blade or remote will floa...
by gregjo1948
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Up date on 1010C diesel
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Up date on 1010C diesel

When I had a 1010C, I found a second fuel shut-off valve and they both had to be open to make it run. Almost seems like it was a return line that it was installed into. Maybe if the return line isn't open, the feed line can't flow as it should.
by gregjo1948
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c float
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: 420c float

Thanks Jim. It appears to have the original control lever but, I'm not sure about the valve body. Never posted pics--don't know how. Not too clever with a computer.(wrong generation) I don't have the blade attached yet. I need to get a pivot pin and I'm not sure whether to use soft steel or hardened...
by gregjo1948
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c float
Replies: 10
Views: 462

420c float

Wondered if a 420C dozer come with a float position on the blade control valve. This one I just acquired doesn't have a float position.
by gregjo1948
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Engine

I don't see any pictures. What model machine do you have? If it's a 420, I think it would be right by the oil filter.
by gregjo1948
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Steering lever broke
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Steering lever broke

Welcome. You could try getting a replacement lever from Lavoy. He operates this site and also sells parts.
It looks like the right track on your loader might be a bit too tight.
by gregjo1948
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 40C fluid level
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: 40C fluid level

Stan Disbrow wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:34 am
Hi,

Nope. Not a Harley. ;)

JD is 2 cyl out of 4 when it comes to the firing. Harley is 2 cyl out of 5. Quite different sounds. :)

Stan
I have been told that Harley patented the sound/noise their 2 cylinder engines make.
by gregjo1948
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 40C fluid level
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: 40C fluid level

Fill is under your right heel, drain in on the opposite side underneath. Yes on positive ground. Lavoy Thanks Lavoy. I found it already. I just got this little guy home and it had a bunch of leaves bunched up around the fill plug. I haven't had a green dozer in years and forgot how simple they are....
by gregjo1948
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 40C fluid level
Replies: 4
Views: 470

40C fluid level

Where is the oil check for the trans/diff on a 40C? I assume there is a plug to fill and check the fluid. Also are these 40s a positive ground 6 volt system? thanks, gregjo1948