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John Deere Dozer Help

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by Gavin T, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. bccat

    bccat Well-Known Member

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    I would go with 15/40 Diesel engine oil
     
  2. Gavin T

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    Thanks!
     
  3. rmllarue91

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    If it's up north I'd Use lighter oil. Drain bottom of oil compartments fresh fuel filters and send it them machines are Hardy
     
  4. doublewide

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    Do you have manuals for the machine. It should cover what oil the manufacturer recommends at various temperatures. I know some of the older diesels have smaller oil passages and were designed to run on a 30 weight diesel oil, especially at lower temperatures.

    Also, I believe this is an indirect injection engine (precup) and requires an external heat source to start, i.e. glow plugs. I have an International 282 that takes a full minute on the glow plugs before starting, no mater what the ambient temperature. Again, consult the manual for proper starting procedure.
     
  5. Gavin T

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    Unfortunately not. I've been searching for one online to no avail. I did notice the glow plug indicator on the ignition so there's that.
     
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    I have an operator manual for gasoline 2010 JD wheel tractor. I don't remember if it covered the diesel version or not. If you like I can dig the manual out tomorrow.
     
  10. Gavin T

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    Do you know if it's the same engine? If so, I just need the preferred oil at this point. Thanks a million!
     
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    I don't know if it is the same. I'll take a look at it tomorrow, it's been awhile since I looked at it. Hopefully it has some info on the diesel version.
     
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    Great info there chroniekon!
     
  16. Gavin T

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    chroniekon -- you are a lifesaver. I really appreciate it.
     
  17. chroniekon

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    Glad to help.
    Edit: I just noticed you have the primer. It's the round knob on the lower left of the instrument panel.
     
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  18. Gavin T

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    Yep. I've run it many times as a kid, but once I left went off to college a lot of the knowledge was forgotten. I'd say it's 50/50 I get it started the first go.
     
  19. Gavin T

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    Any clue on transmission fluid?
     
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