10 Tips To Save You money On Your Yanmar
1. When changing your oil filter, be sure to remove the old gasket or 'O' ring from the filter bracket. If you don't get the old one off and you install the new one on top it you could be in for a disaster.When you have two 'O' rings or gaskets in top of each other they can suddenly blow out and you can quickly loose all of your engine oil. Sometimes it can take several hours or days before they blow out and if you don't notice the leaking oil you could be in for expensive repairs. Click here for complete oil filter changing instructions.
2. Check your warning lights. You can check the oil pressure light by simply turning the key on with the engine not running. You should see a red light with either "oil" wrote on it or a picture of an oil drop and arrows indicating pressure. The temperature light will usually only come on when the tractor is overheating. To check that bulb you will need to locate the temperature sender (usually at the top of the engine) and unhook the single wire going to it. Then, find a non-painted, metal part on the engine and hold the wire to it. You should see the "Temp" light come on. Checking these bulbs periodically and watching them when you operate your tractor can save you a lot of problems
3. Fill your fuel filter completely full of clean diesel after a fuel filter change. Diesel engines are extremely hard to start when they have air in the fuel system. By filling your filter completely full you will eliminate a lot of air and a lot of problems. Click here for complete fuel filter change instructions.
4. Use only clean fuel from a sealed container. Never use diesel that has ANY water in it. Water is a diesel engine's worst enemy. The slightest amount of water can permanently damage an injector pump.
5. Check fan belts and hoses. This is the cheapest insurance against costly engine failure. A cracked radiator hose can break and cause engine overheating. A cracked air intake hose can leak and allow dirt to get sucked into the engine. Check your fan belt for cracks and to be sure that it is tight. A broken or loose fan belt can cause a tractor to quickly overheat.
6. Check your hydraulic filter or screen. This will keep your hydraulic pump and system working properly.
7. Don't forget the steering box. It needs oil too. A steering box without any oil in it can rust and actually cause your steering box break.
8. Don't over tighten bolts. Tiny metric bolts can't handle much torque. A bolt that has broken off can be extremely hard to get out. For ideas on how to get a broken bolt out, click here.
9. Grease everything! It is important to grease everything that has a grease fitting on it. This will keep crucial parts from wearing out prematurely.
10. Notice what is going on with your tractor. Notice any changes in power, sound, and the way it drives. This will help you become aware of any potential problems before they turn into big problems.
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