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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:35 am    Post subject: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

the head gasket has leaked in the same spot 3 times now. parts are hard to find for this model. The mechanic I had didn't think that the head was compromised.

I now feel that I should remove the head and have it inspected and shaved. there are 2 different head gaskets for this model, I am told. knowing which one I think could be troublesome for me. also, getting the right head bolts new may be a trick.

I live in sw washington, not the best country to find oliver advice or help.

Any comments, pointers or advice of any kind would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If its a 1250-A it'll have the 3 cylinder diesel, parts shouldn't be any problem to find or a used head.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote


 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Traditional Farmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 13:11:53 07/15/20) If its a 1250-A it'll have the 3 cylinder diesel, parts shouldn't be any problem to find or a used head.


I forgot to mention it was diesel and 1968 2wd

so, where do I get the head gasket set with the new head bolts. maybe even head, if I find it is cracked?

The last time we tried this was years ago and we had a very hard time chasing anyone that knew anything about it. My mechanic was not very motivated, he is more of a parts changer. he just not very through and is out of that work now (health).

I have an old manual that is complete top to bottom on this tractor, he also got one out of it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Have you ever talked to these guys? I'd give them a shot: http://www.importtractorparts.net/
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't think so. I will tomorrow when they open

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You said it fails the same place. Where is this place. What have you done to find the problem> send me an e-mail.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote


He has good history on your tractor too:

http://www.importtractorparts.net/olivertractors.html
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you have had 3 identical failures just changing the gasket will not solve the problem!. Send me an e-mail and include your phone number. J.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I'm new to this website and can't find your email or how to add mine
dvmustang2@gmail.com
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I think we were thing it was bad head bolts. he checked it with a straight edge. I believe that I need to have it checked better. It ran strong even though it would blow some pretty black smoke at load. as soon as it leaked again, I shut it down.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Did you check the top of the block?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:36 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You said the mechanic didn't think the head was compromised. Didn't think might be the problem. Take it to a machine shop and have them check it. If it checks out ok then, I suggest you do some checking of the block. I had that happen with an Oliver 70. Block and head went to a machine shop. Milled the head but, he said the block was good. I don't think he checked the block. Put it together and started adding water and had seepage before the radiator was even full. Pulled the head and put a straight edge across the block. Found an .008" gap. Complete tear down of the engine and had the block milled. It's been good since.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver 1250A head problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I will work on that tomorrow. I am going to my grandson's graduation first.
 
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