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Maintenance - Service & Repair / Re: 8345/9345 radiator overflow
« on: January 02, 2016, 01:15:20 AM »
Finally had a little time to run the tractor for a while.   She seemed to overheat but I had no more radiator overflow.  I suspect that is because it's low.   I used a laser thermometer to test areas.   Keeping in mind it was 35F at the time.   The motor was about 170.  The top of the radiator only showed 45 (assuming due to low water).   Since a pressure test held, im thinking maybe replace the thermostat as a logical next step?   



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Maintenance - Service & Repair / Re: 8345/9345 radiator overflow
« on: December 24, 2015, 10:26:34 AM »
Good point, I'll run it again until warm and see what happens.   

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Maintenance - Service & Repair / Re: 8345/9345 radiator overflow
« on: December 22, 2015, 10:19:08 PM »
I added 1 gallon.  And yes, the overflow/pressure released tube.   

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Maintenance - Service & Repair / 8345/9345 radiator overflow
« on: December 22, 2015, 06:10:38 PM »
i have a Belarus 8345 with an upgraded motor to the D245 turbo (basically the 9345).   When the tractor heats up it forces the cool an out the overflow.  I added about a gallon to top it off when cold.  Not sure if I over filled it or something else is going on.  It didn't appear to overheat, but I didn't pug it under any load either.   I can't find the psi to do a radiator pressure test, so I tried it at 7psi.  That held without loss.   I was thinking thermostat, but seems like that is opening up as its only when it starts to heat that I lose the coolant.   Ideas?

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Member Introductions / Re: New member 8345
« on: December 04, 2015, 12:51:28 AM »
Hahaha, far from.  I'll get a picture posted for comparison.   Since I e bought the tractor I've known the turbocharger on it didn't belong to this model.  In researching, I have the hypothesis that either the motor was changed out for the 9345 (245.) or the cab and body from a 8345 was put on a 9345.   Research indicates other than the motor there is no difference in models.  (From what I can find).   


Any insight or suggestions for verification is appreciated. 


Mike

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Member Introductions / New member 8345
« on: November 25, 2015, 02:22:12 AM »
Hi all. Not sure if this site is still active as the posts seem older.   I bought a Belarus 8345 last year for some general landscaping projects on properties I have, plus I love tractors.   I have an older small kabota 7100 with bucket and hoe(14 hp diesel).   I have a John Deere 650 compact tractor I use for mowing (diesel).  I recently bought a smaller JD 420 garden tractor (gas).   And in storage (waiting for all my free time to restore her) I have a 1950s FMC g14 mower (tubular frame).   Wow, I just realized I have too many. 


Anyhow, the Belarus is great, but appears to have been neglected of maintenance.   Still starts right up, sounds good, but seems to have blowby.   Cosmetically abused too.  The inside cab is a mess and the controls have been broke, stretched, and disconnected.  Suprisingly given all that she still does the job!   


My goal is to fix her up to at least "good" as time and weather permits (did I mention I live in Vermont).  Hoping to find a forum to bounce issues I run into along the way.   


Mike

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