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PostSubject: Newbie 1963 RUS with issues   Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:16 pm

So I just bought a 1963 RUS, SN 37840. It starts up and runs fine. PTO has been running and lifting a 5ft bush hog. I think this old girl has potential, but after opening up the fill holes for the transmission and hydraulic system, I realize they both have water contamination.

I'm also having trouble shifting most of the time. I have to grind and force the gear shifter into each gear. Going from 2nd to Reverse works great though. Could this be a water-in-transmission issue? Or maybe something to do with the clutch?

While under the tractor, I noticed a small hole in the bottom of the housing approximately where the clutch would be. There's a cotter pin stuck in the hole and it drips what appears to be a oil/water combo. Could this be a weep hole to drain the clutch housing? I wiggled the cotter pin around and got a big gush of fluid.

Sorry I've posted so many things in one post, but I'm slightly overwhelmed with getting started with this tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie 1963 RUS with issues   Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:26 pm

The cluch area should be dry so you do have some kinda of a seal issue right there, water in the trans could cause a lot of issues, some surface rust on the gears could cause some hard shifting, When i broke into mine i did find some rust on the shaft that the gears slide on, below is a photo of my transmission on my 1964 1010RU


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PostSubject: Re: Newbie 1963 RUS with issues   Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:40 pm

Ok. I got the fluid in the transmission and hydraulic system changed out today. The hydraulic system was really low. I bet I didn't get 2 quarts to drain out. I topped it off, but when I was running the tractor afterwards, there is a new high-pitched whine. It sounds like it's coming from the hydraulic pump, under the steering wheel. Why would it start to make noise when it finally has a full amount of fresh fluid? I used JD Hy-Guard, by the way.

I also have another mystery. I decided to look at the fluid levels in the final drives. (I didn't have enough oil to change it, I just wanted to top them off if they were low). I pulled the upper "fill plug" and had at least a quart of oil pour out of it. How did all that fluid get in there? I thought I might have a bad seal with some other system, but all the other systems were contaminated with water. The oil that came out of the final drive was a nice dark brown, no sign of water at all. The opposite side was full and it wasn't contaminated either.

I bush hogged for about an hour with it and it started dying on me. It would only run for a couple minutes and then it would die again. I know it's either fuel or spark. Are 1010's known for one more than the other? I've read a lot about checking the spark, but I've never actually done it. It seems complicated...
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie 1963 RUS with issues   Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:26 pm

I thought I'd post a pic of my new purchase. She looks better than she is! The "wheeler-dealer" that I bought her from just had his buddy shoot a fresh coat of JD Green on the tractor and sold it to me. That paint hides a lot of issues.

I just put the 1010 decals on and I'm having the JD hood decals printed by a local company.

I'm having trouble getting the pic to upload and show up on the blog, but here's a link:

http://i74.servimg.com/u/f74/18/48/45/19/deere13.jpg
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