Thanks mate, i'm waiting on rico europe at the moment (april arrival). Just found a place in Jakarta that might be able to help.
This one also has a lot of stuff for mini sized engines and hydraulics:
I have my new returns filter so going to switch them out and go from there, then i have full set arriving in a week or so, and another full set arriving in 2 months!
Im going to use this fist filter to see what junk it picks up out the the lines before i do a full oil / filter change.
I am also trying to buy a hydraulic pressure test kit, does anyone have any recommendations for something cheap?
Scuba, you are going to be really amazed at what it will do now that it can get fluid moving. I just bought a 304 - last week and it wouldn't get out of it's own way so to speak, with less than 2100 hrs. Guy I bought it from, "just had all the fluid and filters changed, so it is good to go." Me, "uh huh." First thing I did was go to Cat and get a full compliment of filters. Then I filled her with fuel, runs great and my smoking issue and lack of go get 'em has resolved.
Today I am going to bring it into the shop, change the oil and pull the bucket which he has totally beat to death. Got a feeling that he may have smoked the bushings, he did manage to tear the bucket in three different spots. The next thing on the list for today is grease all fittings, I am a fan of grease and it just doesn't have the "splash" I look for. Am also going to degrease the boom as one of the lines for the dipper is leaking. New line will occur on Monday.
My two speed switch is slow to react, so am going to pull that apart as well and see what is what. Also have to put the handle back on for the front window, managed to get my thumb caught in that last week and all I have to say about that is :OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I guess my point, I bought this machine for 20k. She is an 05 304 full cab with factory thumb. Tracks have seen better days, rollers look fairly new. Just from what i have listed so far, yo can see that all used will have their issues. The biggest thing, and what i have seen with this one and all my other "toys" the simple solution is possibly the right one.
Best of luck to you!!
To give you an idea there is a kit for sale on Oz ebay for AU$1800
Originally Posted by Scuba_Si
Hmm, i found something on ebay UK for about 1/10th of that price.... Probably the wrong thing.
I will see if i can bribe a tech from the local Cat repairshop to come measure them.
Had torrential rain here for the last 2 weeks, so i've had a lot of clean up to do with all the surface run off.
Taking a break let me to start thinking... Does the Slew Motor have gear oil in it? If so i think i need to replace it. Can someone let me know before i pull the whole body apart?
just want to compliment you on your beautiful resort and website, very professional and easy to navigate, spent an hour reading the whole thing and I dont even dive. Best of luck with the machine.
It's still raining here, so i've had a mini landslide and the mini kept getting bogged in it whilst trying to clean it up, so i put it away for a few weeks before the wife got too angry. Now it's drying up so i can start working with it again New filters and a hydraulic oil change and she's still going (slowly).
Never had chance to check the pressures, i changed a hose and that was a huge pain in the a$$ so will save the testing of the manifold for when we strip it down to rebuild the engine.
ibleedyellow - Thanks for the kind words on the website