TD INTERNATIONAL CHECK LIST

APRIL 2006

SINCE I'M THE "KING OF OBSOLETE" I GET A FEW EMAILS FROM GUYS WHO HAVE JUST BOUGHT A TD INTERNATIONAL CRAWLER AND NEED INFORMATION ON THESE MACHINES. THE TD CATS (CANADIAN TERM) WHICH COULD RANGER FROM THE TD-6, TD-9, TD-14,AND OF COURSE THE "DUAL STACK" TD-18. SO I DECIDED TO ADD A PAGE TO MY WEBSITE TO SHOW WHAT TO DO WITH THESE CLASSICS BECAUSE PICTURE SPEAK MORE THEN WORDS.

ALSO THE PICTURE WILL BE DETAILED WHEN SOUTHERN BELLE RETURNS FROM THE SOUTH. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO WORK HER COMPUTER, OR MAYBE I'M NOT ALLOWED, LOL.

NOW THAT YOU HAVE YOUR NEW IH CRAWLER WHICH ABOUT 50 YEARS OLD BUT IT IS NEW TO YOU. THE CHECK LIST TO START OFF ON MANY HOURS OF "FUN" BULLDOZING UNTIL YOU DRIVE ACROSS THE LAWN. WHICH WILL COST YOU A FANCY MEAL IN A FANCY RESTAURANT TO SMOOTH THINGS OUT WITH YOUR WIFE. NOW YOU SEE WHY THERE IS NO LAWN IN THE 'KINGDOM" BECAUSE WE WOULD BE AT THE FANCY RESTAURANT EVERY WEEK. LOL

THIS SQUARE PLUG WILL SHOULD BE FULL OF OIL FOR THE FINAL DRIVES. TO DRAIN THE OIL THERE IS A SQUARE PLUG ON THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUSING. I WON'T TELL YOU WHAT OIL TO PUT IN BECAUSE I LIVE IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH AND RUN THIN OIL FOR THE COLD. IF YOU USE THESE SAME OIL IN THE HOT SOUTH YOUR MACHINE WILL TOAST IN A MATTER OF HOURS. SO CHECK YOUR OIL SUPPLIER FOR THE GRADE OF OIL. I KNOW IF I RUN SOUTHERN OIL IN MY CATS I MOST LIKELY COULD NOT MOVE THEM WHEN IT GOT COLD BECAUSE THE OIL WOULD BE SO THICK IT WOULD BE LIKE CEMENT. LOL

I REMOVED THE COVER OF THIS ROUND HOLE BECAUSE THERE IS A GREASE NIPPLE THAT IS ON THIS ROUND HOUSING. THE GREASE WHEN YOU PUMP IT IN FEEDS THE BEARING ON THE STEERING CLUTCH. SO IT IS OF IMPORTANCE BUT EVERYONE FORGETS ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO GREASE. SO GET YOUR WIFE TO TELL YOU WHEN THE NIPPLE COMES IN TO VIEW OF THE HOLE. REMEMBER THAT HOUSING MOVES AT A VERY GOOD CLIP DUE TO THE GEAR RATIO THING. SO THE ODDS OF GETTING TO LINE UP ARE ABOUT THE SAME AS THE CHERRIES ON A SLOT MACHINE IN THE CASINO. SO LOTS OF PATIENCE REQUIRE OR NO CUDDLING ON THE COUCH THAT NIGHT.

I REMOVED THE SQUARE (OK RECTANGLE IS TOO HARD TO SPELL) PLATE THAT GAINS YOU ACCESS TO THE STEERING CLUTCHES AND BRAKE BANDS. WHEN YOU REMOVE THESE PLATES BE PREPARE FOR OIL AND DIRT TO LAND IN YOUR FACE. PLUS IT IS THE GOOD OLD GEAR OIL THAT MAKES A SKUNK SMELL SEXY. AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN YOU TRY TO ENTER YOUR HOUSE YOUR WIFE WILL BE THERE WITH A BROOM DEMANDING YOU REMOVE YOUR CLOTHES BECAUSE OF THE SMELL. THEN WITH IN THE HOUR YOU ARE BOTH HEADING TO THE FANCY RESTAURANT. PLEASE EMAIL ME PICTURES OF THE FANCY PLACE SO IF SOUTHERN BELLE AND I ARE IN YOUR NIEGHBOURHOOD WE KNOW WHERE THE FINER PLACE TO DINE ARE. LOL. OIL AND DEBRIS ARE NO BIG PROBLEM HERE BECAUSE IT IS OIL THAT HAS LEAKED IN HERE FOR 50 YEARS. BUT ONCE CLEANED OUT AND YOU HAVE PUDDLES FOLLOWING YOU EVERYWHERE YOU STOP THEN YOU HAVE A PROBLEM. THE SEALS ON THE STEERING CLUTCH HAVE LET GO SO IT IS OIL FROM THE TRANSMISSION AND DIFF AREA. NO BIG PROBLEM. I RUN THE CATS AROUND THE 'KINGDOM" FOR A WHILE WITHOUT THESE COVER PLATES ON SO I CAN SEE THE LEAKS AS I WOULD SAY. ALSO THE COVER PLATES HAVE A LIP ON THEM TO PROTECT THE BOLTS BUT THEY GET BENT UP AGAINST THE BOLTS SO A HAMMER WILL BE REQUIRED. ALSO THE LONG BOLT TIGHTENS UP THE BRAKE BAND IF YOU REQUIRE BRAKES. LOL!

THIS IS THE DRAW BAR COVER THING. IF YOU REMOVE ONE OF THE 6 BOLTS IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO DRAIN ANYTHING FROM THE BELL HOUSING. BUT YOU WILL NEED SOMETHING TO POKE IT WITH AND WHEN YOU DO ALL THE LIQUID WILL RUN DOWN YOUR ARM ON THE INSIDE OF YOUR COVERALLS.  THIS WILL COST YOU ANOTHER DINNER AT THE FANCY RESTAURANT, LOL

THIS IS THE GEAR SHIFT AREA WHICH HAS LOTS OF GREASE NIPPLES, JUST LOOK AROUND AND YOU WILL FIND THEM, REMEMBER ANYTHING THAT MOVES HAS A NIPPLE ON IT FOR GREASE. THE SQUARE TOP PLUG IS THE TRANS DIPSTICK WHICH IS WHERE YOU POUR THE OIL IN TOO. THAT WAY WHEN YOU SPILL IT OUT OF THE FUNNEL YOU CAN SLIP IN IT ON THE FLOOR BOARDS OF THE CATS. SO BE VERY CAREFUL, YOU GET IT ON THE FLOOR BOARDS YOU WILL TRACK IT IN THE HOUSE AND OFF YOU GO TO THE FANCY RESTAURANT AGAIN. BUT ALSO NOTE THE GEAR SHIFTER BOOT, IT IS ROTTEN AND THIS LET WATER INTO THE TRANS, WHICH MAKES THE OIL WHITE AND WHITE OIL DESTROYS THE TRANS. A GOOD ROLL OF DUCT TAPE WILL FIX THIS BOOT EASILY. LOL!

THIS IS THE CUTCH INSPECTION COVER (THE ROUND ONE) BUT IF YOUR HANDS ARE BIG TAKE THE BIG ONE OFF THAT COVERS THE WHOLE BELL HOUSING. (NOTE THERE IS 3/4 HEAD BOLTS UNDER THE FENDER THAT JOIN THE COVER TO THE FENDER BY THE BRAKE PEDALS, ONLY 2 PER SIDE) ONCE YOU GET THE COVER OR COVERS OFF YOU CAN SEE IF THE BELL HOUSING IS FULL OF OIL BECAUSE THE REAR MAIN SEAL ON THE ENGINE DECIDE TO LEAK. IF EVERYTHING IS CLEAN JUST GREASE THE NIPPLES (TURN THE ENGINE BY HAND TO GET "ALL" THE NIPPLES) ALSO THIS IS WHERE YOU ADJUST THE CLUTCH BUT THAT WILL BE ANOTHER SECTION.

ALSO THESE ARE OIL BATH AIR CLEANER SO WHEN YOU REMOVE THEM FROM THE AIR CLEANER YOU WILL MOST LIKELY SPILL THE OIL ON THE FLOOR BOARDS SO IF YOU DO IT RIGHT TWO SPILLS EQUAL ONE TRIP TO THE FANCY RESTAURANT, LOL.

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST FORGOT NIPPLE WHEN GREASING BECAUSE MOST CATS HAVE A BLADE SET UP THAT COVERS THIS POOR NIPPLE. SO GREASE IT LOTS AND CHECK TO SEE IF THE SPROCKET HAS COME LOOSE ON THE BOLTS. "IH" USE THE NON PRESS METHOD FOR THE SPROCKET SO NO SPECIAL TOOLS ARE NEEDED, BUT JUST KEEP AN EYE ON IT. REMEMBER IT IS 50 YEARS OLD AND YOU WOULD BECOME LOOSE TOO.

THIS IS THE UP AND DOWN THING, IT IS A LITTLE ROLLER THAT MOVES UP AND DOWN WHEN YOU GET IN TO ROUGH TERRAIN. IT NEEDS GREASE BECAUSE IT MOVES LOTS UNLESS YOU DRIVE IN A PARKING LOT ALL DAY. ALSO PICTURED IS THE FRONT IDLER TIGHTENER WITH THE THREADED ROD. THIS POOR ROD TAKES A LICKING AND NEEDS LOVE. OIL IT UP SO WHEN YOU NEED TO USE IT WILL WORK.

THIS IS HOW YOU TIGHTEN THE FAN BELT, GOOD IDEA 50 YEARS AGO. BUT ONE HIT WITH A HAMMER AND THE TIGHTENING RING BREAKS IN 1/2. SO SOAK IT DOWN WITH OIL AS YOU SERVICE YOUR MACHINE AND WHEN IT COMES TIME TO SERVICE THE FAN BELT THE TIGHTEN RING WILL ADJUST EASILY. ALSO THAT IS THE NUMBER FOR THE BELT TO THE NEWER STYLE ALTERNATOR.

THIS IS THE INJECTION PUMP (TD-18 FEATURED BECAUSE THE HOCKEY STICK HEATERS COVER THE PUMPS ON THE OTHER CATS) AND NOTE THE DRAIN PLUG ON THE SIDE OF THE PUMP. THAT IS WHERE THE OIL LEVEL SHOULD BE BUT IF YOU OPEN IT AND YOU GET DIESEL FUEL THEN YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE SEAL ON THE FUEL TRANSFER PUMP OR IF IT BLACK MOTOR OIL THE YOU REPLACE THE SEAL BETWEEN THE INJECTION PUMP AND MOTOR(TD-6, TD-9, TD-14 MODELS BECAUSE THE INJECTION PUMPS BOLTS TO THE ENGINE). BUT THESE ARE NO BIG PROBLEMS BECAUSE NO CHECKS THE INJECTION PUMP EVERYDAY BEFORE USE THE MACHINE. SO IT COULD BE YEARS OF LEAKAGE. SO DO LIKE I DO AND CHANGE THE OIL IN THE INJECTION PUMP BEFORE USING. IT IS ONLY A LITER OF OIL, CHEAPER THEN AN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE.

THIS IS THE THE WATER SEPARATOR BUT IT WILL COLLECT A LOT OF CRAP. SO CLEAN IT AND IN THE LEFT OF THE PICTURE IS THE FUEL TRANSFER PUMP WHICH HAS THE SEAL THAT LEAKS DIESEL FUEL INTO THE INJECTION PUMP.

THE FUEL FILTERS, NOTE THE BLEEDER ON TOP OF THE CANISTER, THAT IS TO LET THE AIR OUT OF THE SYSTEM. THE DRAINS ON THE BOTTOM ARE FOR DRAINING THE SYSTEM FOR FILTER CHANGE. THE BEST THING TO DO IS MAKE SURE THE FUEL TANK IS FULL WHEN CHANGING THE FILTER OR YOU WILL HAVE FUN CHASING THE AIR OUT OF THE SYSTEM.

THE GAS SIDE OF A TD MOTOR. THE CARB IS SIMPLE JUST DON'T TRY ADJUSTING THE FLOAT LEVEL BECAUSE YOU WILL BREAK IT. TRUST ME I HAVE 3 FLOAT THAT I CAN'T SELL ON EBAY, LOL. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IT IS CLEAN THE CARB, NOTHING ELSE. BUT THE MAG IS A DIFFERENT STORY. REMOVE THE CAP AND ROTOR AND THE 3 SCREWS AND THE COVER COMES OFF TO SHOW THE POINTS. MAKE SURE THERE IS NO WATER IN HERE, MIGHT HAVE TO CLEAN THE POINTS UP. IF ALL ELSE FAIL ADD A CAR COIL, EMAIL ME AND I'LL TELL YOU MORE.

HOPE THIS HELPS, I'LL BE ADDING MORE AS I THINK OF IT, REMEMBER MY BALD SPOT IS GETTING BIGGER, LOL

THANSK

THIS IS THE RESTAURANT PAGE WHERE YOU CAN TAKE YOUR WIFE TO SMOOTH THINGS OUT AFTER YOU HAVE CHEWED UP THE FRONT LAWN.

FANCY RESTAURANTS

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