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Cat 977L Fuel Leak

Discussion in 'Track Loaders (NOT CTL)' started by jezow2010, Dec 30, 2022.

  1. Nige

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    Can anyone weigh in on popping the glow plugs to access the cylinders with some lube?

    How is everything else on these machines? Are transmission and brake issues common? Are the final drives really a problem point? The oil in these looked mint. If you want to replace tracks what are your options and how much money would you plan on?
     
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    HEF's tame fuel injection specialist was opining not long ago about an easy way to remove glow plugs. Let me see if I can find a link. Either way removing the glow plugs would allow lubricant to be injected directly into the cylinders.
     
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    Tracks will cost more than the machine is currently worth by the time you're done, and you might not get the cost of tracks back if you have to sell in a few years, total. You have to have some serious work to be worth keeping one of those running. Now, if you enjoy working on stuff like this, you could possibly make one good one and keep it going with parts. "scrap value" is not the weight times price at the yard, "scrap value" is what someone is willing to pay to come and remove a very large and hard to move carcass, for negotiating purposes.
     
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    @DMiller that last sentence has hit the nail squarely on the head !
     
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    Yep, anything's fixable as long as cash flows!!
     
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    Do you have a source where I can find the manuals on CD? Specifically REG00635. Google doesn’t show me much. Machines in their new home -
     

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    I saw the YT video you posted the 977L runner it didnt sound too bad, mighta just needed a good afternoon snortin' to clear it out..shame about the one with the smashed engine..even the injection pump off of that coulda brought $500 or better as a core..anyway there's still a lot of these 977s out there for sale cheap,I'd pass on these two..unless like maybe if one had a winch..but those are golden hen's teeth anymore..
     
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