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Dash off on D2

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16 years 7 months ago #9273 by NZCat
Dash off on D2 was created by NZCat
Hello Guys

I've got to take the dash off my D2 to have a go at adjusting the starter pinion latches. Is there anything else (besides clean out a whole 30 years of crud) I should be thinking of doing while I have it off ??

Replacing the governor belt is one thing that springs to mind, is there any point in having a look at the governor if its going ok ??

Cheers - Foster

Foster Price
Southland, NZ

D2-5U #10200

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16 years 7 months ago #9274 by ol Grump
Replied by ol Grump on topic Dash off on D2
While the dash is off, it might be a good time to clean check the innards of the mag and the plug wires for wear/cracking too. That little job is a lot easier without the sheet metal in place. Other than replacing the governor drive belt and cleaning dirt and junk out there's not a lot else that can be done behind there.

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16 years 7 months ago #9275 by 8C 361
Replied by 8C 361 on topic Dash off on D2
While it may be good to take the dash off to clean back there, I don't think it will give you access to the pinion latches. If memory serves I think you can access the inspection hole by taking out the left foot pan.

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16 years 7 months ago #9277 by ccjersey
Replied by ccjersey on topic Dash off on D2
the governor pulley can be opened up and filled with oil to lube it for the next 50 years. It only takes a teaspoonful or two.

D2-5J's, D6-9U's, D318 and D333 power units, 12E-99E grader, 922B & 944A wheel loaders, D330C generator set, DW20 water tanker and a bunch of Jersey cows to take care of in my spare time:D

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16 years 7 months ago #9296 by NZCat
Replied by NZCat on topic Dash off on D2
Thanks Guys

I got the dash off (possibly could have gotten at the latch cover with the dash on but would have had a hell of a job doing anything through it) and cleaned the crud, oiled the governor pulley and adjusted the latches.

It took a lot long than it should have cause the pony decided to "pull a sickie" on me and took about an hour to start. That'll teach me for not checking its fuel level before commencing operations (it was all but empty) and then over filling and flooding it I think).

Any how the latching has me a bit puzzled. I tried 1/2 a turn each side, still not holding, then another. still not holding, then another . . . several iterations. Finally the latches held and then wouldn't release, I shut things down very quick. Next attempt they did release and I loosened them 1/2 a turn. Anyhow I think there is something else going on, as they are not "latching" consistently as I lift the lever up. Could I have something not set right in the clutch ?? Maybe they are just worn, is this common ??

Cheers - Foster

Foster Price
Southland, NZ

D2-5U #10200

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