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Re: IH RD 406 help

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old

06-25-2017 10:53:05




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Shoot a locked up engine could be a very simple fix ir a night mare. I would pull the plugs out one at a time wick that cylinder and make sure it is not full of water. If dry then fill with ATF and go on to the next one. If you do not find any water in any of the cylinders good chance a good ATF treatment will free it up. Done this to over 30 engines and most have freed up in a month or less




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54F250

06-30-2017 21:02:09




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 Re: IH RD 406 help in reply to old, 06-25-2017 10:53:05  
Thanks. In fact I did that for about three months and it got me nowhere. I took the head off and found the sleeve in number four was badly rusted. The sleeve felt pitted -- it seemed unlikely to me that I could simply hone it. I am hoping to find a few parts (sleeve, inserts, rings,) and simply try to repair the damage. Failing that I would like to find a replacement Red Diamond engine.

Do yo know of a source for parts of replacement RD engine?

Thanks again. jim

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Duner Wi

07-04-2017 06:27:38




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 Re: IH RD 406 help in reply to 54F250, 06-30-2017 21:02:09  
Here is a list of engine that might work. They are from the same family of engines. List covers over 30 years. FBC/RED 318 (318.4 cu in (5.2 litres)) FBC/RED 361 (360.8 cu in (5.9 litres)) RD 372 (372 cu in (6.1 litres)) FBC/RED 401 (400.9 cu in (6.6 litres)) RD 406 (406 cu in (6.7 litres)) RED 450 then RD 450 (450 cu in (7.4 litres)) RD 501 (501 cu in (8.2 litres))



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