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  1. 520 club members!

    All removing the thermostat does is allow the water pump to pump at maximum capacity at a given rpm whenever the engine is running. The water pump, pumping water thru the radiator at full pump capacity at a given rpm all the time will cause slow or no engine warm up. It will actually over cool the engine most of the time. However, the total cooling system capacity may also be increased slightly by not having any thermostat which would act as a restriction to water flow even if fully open. Removal of the t-stat can cause conventional oil sludge build up in the oil and decreased engine efficiency due to the engine not operating at design temperature and slow warm up. In the years I worked in GM service departments as a line mechanic, not once did a car or truck come in that was running hot due to not having a t-stat. In the 70's it was somewhat common for backyard types to just leave the t-stat out if it stuck closed.
  2. 520 club members!

    Total BS. Most vehicles now have a plastic impeller. Ignorant cronyism rules the day again.
  3. 520 club members!

    i am not sorry, you are both wrong. Back up what you say with documentation. I did large commercial HVAC service for 25 years. You people do not have a clue about heat exchangers and coolant flow thru them.
  4. 520 club members!

    That statement is wrong, and actually is backwards. A thermostat is there to decrease warm up time and maintain a steady engine temperature in all ambient conditions, regardless of speed, or engine load. Using your statement, a vehicle might overheat if the thermost stuck open or was removed. The total BTU cooling capacity of a radiator would be the same with or without a thermostat.
  5. I Couldn't Stay Away - I Bought Another One!

    Below is the link to the manual, please verify that this manual is for your tractor! 2nd page, left side, "Before you Start" gives the correct fill level and type of fluid for the transmission. I do not believe you can go wrong using the correct WH manual. Others will surely disagree. Again, make sure that this is the correct manual for your tractor. You can also read the service bulletin listed above to see other options. http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/file/583-tractor-1967-857-da-om-ipl-wiring-snpdf/?do=download&r=35748&confirm=1&t=1&csrfKey=b21d1db76f8677cd92fd7a1928eb4ece
  6. I Couldn't Stay Away - I Bought Another One!

    You may want to go to the manuals section, find the manual for yout WH, and get the maintenance info straight from the horses mouth. Sorta takes away the chance to make a big costly mistake.
  7. Input seal C160 transmission

    I like the genuine Toro seal and have never had any new seal leak in 46 years of installing seals, until this one. I do not like the cheap Communist China slave labor metal seals with zero rubber coating. Besides, if you don't buy anything from Toro, how long are they going to support Wheel Horse? I stand by my original comment.
  8. Advice on a purchase

    Check that the hubs are tight on the rear axles. Check trans fluid for water. Get Kohler engine warmed up and listen for unusual noises at idle very carefully. Offer him $300, and work from there. Not sure those are the right size rear tires????
  9. Input seal C160 transmission

    I would use the OEM Toro WH seal for this. I had the metal case replacement non-OEM seal leak for no reason. No problem with the genuine Toro seal.
  10. 9 pin connectors????

    No disrespect intended. I believe that heat is the main problem here also. However, since only 2-3 of the connections burn, I think the problem may be that the connector is not sized for the load in those 2-3 wires creating the overload and heat from the overload. The only info i could find on the replacement connector that I used was that it was rated for 17 amps. Not sure this is enough as mine is a 20 amp stator. Due to the tractor harness being shorter after the meltdown, I had to relocate the connector up by the fuse box. i believe the heat coming from the engine fan outlet makes the new location even hoter than the old location on the flywheel side next to the relay. I wish there was a substancially heavier duty 9 pin connector. Molex did have a 20 amp, but, I went ahead and used the AMP.
  11. new to wheel horse

    What happens if you shut the engine off, put it in gear, let the clutch out, then try to push it forward or backward?
  12. new to wheel horse

    My 312-8 holds a steady speed going down steep hills. What gear you going down these hills in?
  13. 42 and 48 deck rollers and wheels?

    I guess I need to start striping the rusted decks to finance a deck that ain't rusted????
  14. 42 and 48 deck rollers and wheels?

    I have 2 x 42" and 1x 48" complete decks with bad shells. I mite sell the parts off them. Or trade for something I need. PM me if interested.