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by oldmetalmender
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 22293

Well there is no such thing as a cheap race car either. :D Stan your sig echo's in my mind a lot. How true. Well I put 5W-30 in the back hoe today. It's only 32 but we typically get 10-20 below zero in late Jan and or Feb. I have decided to try and leave the 450 alone till spring. The oil in the 450...
by oldmetalmender
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 15567

I'll check the manuals for that Lavoy. I have them in the house and have been doing a lot of reading at night when trying to wind down. I have also learned a lot in my short time here on this board. It makes me want to get into the motor and see what is amiss. For now I'll still use the clutch when ...
by oldmetalmender
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 15567

I have had the 450 for exactly one year now this month. I would guess I have logged 25 hours on it. So you could say I put the A in amateur. I have to ask as this tractor stuff is new to me but I do enjoy what you can do with them. Our property is flat and full of clay. We have drainage issues with ...
by oldmetalmender
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 22293

Thanks guys. I'll pick up some Hy-gard and use that from now on. I'll use up the rest of the 303 on the backhoe. I was hoping I had not made more work of it. It made sense that it was somewhat compatible. But I have learned that assuming things can cost a lot of money if done carelessly. Odd that th...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 15567

Reverser operation

My crawler is a 450C. I have noticed when I use the reverser to shuttle the dozer that it has a pretty hard shift when it changes direction. It is bad enough to me that I just started using the clutch and went slower. When it reverses it jumps and it just seems pretty violent to me. Before I bought ...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 Loader Engine Rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 7576

That would sure do it. Hopefully just an in frame kit will get everything fixed. But a 69 has some years on it. I suppose a good look will reveal what is next. Good luck and I'll be following your thread.
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 22293

I was going to go into town tomorrow and get more appropriate engine oil to use since it is so cold here. I'll be fine with 10-30 and the oil pan and coolant heaters according to the manual. But I have been have found a discrepancy on oil to use for the transmission and finals etc. In the Operators ...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 Loader Engine Rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 7576

That 895.00 was for an aftermarket kit. Looking at the JD parts finder site and seeing a RE61610 engine in frame kit. Searching some of the sites that sell original John Deere parts showed no hits on a search. They are probably a dealer item only. Maybe someone here on the forum knows.
by oldmetalmender
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 Loader Engine Rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 7576

Re: 450 Loader Engine Rebuild

Thought the 450 just needed a head gasket. Got into the engine and its shot. So it looks like an engine rebuild is in store. Wondering where a good place to buy a full rebuild kit is? Dealer wants about $2000 just for the parts. How do I determine which engine I have? It is a 1969 450 loader Would ...
by oldmetalmender
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450BC Update
Replies: 14
Views: 6672

Yes, good for you to walk away from it. Don't do what I did and drive for 8 hours and show up very tired. The radiator had a pin hole leak squirting right at the grille. I figured it needed a radiator and that could not be too bad. My backhoe radiator was just under 300 bucks. I found out later the ...
by oldmetalmender
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 22293

Well after a lot of reading I broke down and bought 2 1000 watt Kats heaters for the crawler and backhoe. The Kats unit that failed I mentioned earlier was a magnetic one. Hopefully at a third the price and a lower wattage than the JD one I had bookmarked, these will be fine. These in tandem with th...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 22293

Well so far the oil and dipstick looks OK. All new fluids and after seeing the results of extended life coolant, And the lack of rust or corrosion, I put that in both the 450 and the 400 backhoe. The only problem is I see that I put 15-40 WT oil in the backhoe. I forgot to look at the 5 gallon jug i...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 22293

Hi, I recall several farmers who would build fires under their oil pans..... Stan I have heard of that being done. Hey what ever works. :lol: I'd probably get a phone call after lighting one and forget. :shock: I never made it out to look at both engines this afternoon for the external heaters. I h...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 22293

I'd own a Power Wagon any day. I had a chance at one a couple years ago when asked to do value estimates on a acre of jeeps for someone's estate sale. There was one among all the jeeps They wanted more than I could spare at the moment. I'm a jeep guy all the way. But that PW was the only one I was s...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 22293

I have used a salamander heater on my big military truck one year to warm it up. I don't drive it at all in the winter as the NDT tires just have no traction. That certainly is an option for auxiliary heat. So I just ordered two "Proheat" 250 watt silicone stick on heaters. One for the 450C and one ...