As you all know I recently bought a 1949 Case Sc Tractor…… well, although I checked for everything I noticed the other day it was leaking out anti-freeze in the overflow pipe…. now I know it was not too full so I open the cap to the radiator and am met with foamy anti-freeze…. ah yes…. interesting. Blown head gasket probably. Now I like working on tractors but I dont like taking old engines apart for the cleanup takes forever and it usually leads to having to do more than I just the job I want to do. Sigh….
So, ppl tell me just tighten the headbolts, they stretch and the gasket dries up a bit and that should take care of it. Simple.. warm up the tractor and then take off the valve cover gasket….. and tighten the bolts.
Yeah… right. I warm it up and take off the valve cover gasket and half the head bolts are under the valve and tappet assembly and no matter what I did you cant get a wrench on it. Lovely…. so if I want to take it apart and tighten the head bolts and then put it back together and it works.. great. But , if not I have to take it all apart again…. So I try a few of the bolts I can get too… yeah they turn very easily…. yeah…. hmmmm…. either it is way too loose or the head gasket is disintegrating. Lovely…… so do I do it or dont I?
As I thought about it I wondered how the heck they sealed it up long enough to dump the POS on me…. how does one plug up a leaky head gasket and have the lack of conscious to do so… especially when you are selling it to someone who is friends with friends you know? Hmmmmm…. pretty gutsy.
Well, needless to say there is a tractor for sale here. If I can get out of it for less than a $100 loss I will consider myself lucky. If it wont sell I will take it apart in the spring and sell it in parts and make some money. Either way it will be a pain in the behind and I am a bit smoked right now….. but I do know this.. I will never by a Case again…. they stink and are big pieces of crap. I also am going to find out how ppl disguise this type of problem and how to spot it so it doesnt happen to me again….
So, I have had my vent for the day and am off to vent my bad mood outside as perhap I scrape some paint off that piece of crap and spit in its headlights.. LOL
What? If I dont get out of the hammock I will be thrown in on the deal for the next fool who buys that crappy tractor? What? You are serious? Wow… you are in a bad mood!