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.....I bought a 70's Rumanian 445 tractor(based on a fiat?) after having been stood a while.Worked fine until a big service.

A possibility is new oil may shift old oil from inner recesses leading to resultant (unconfirmed) big ends going.

Q. Do I have it taken to bits and repaired,or save up for something else?

what would be cheaper? in the long run.Regards,chris.

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.....I bought a 70's Rumanian 445 tractor(based on a fiat?) after having been stood a while.Worked fine until a big service.

A possibility is new oil may shift old oil from inner recesses leading to resultant (unconfirmed) big ends going.

Q. Do I have it taken to bits and repaired,or save up for something else?

what would be cheaper? in the long run.Regards,chris.

 

I suppose it is a possibility although it does seem a little far fetched - it is extremely unlikely that it would be economic to have it taken to bits and repaired, if by that you mean paying an agricultural engineer to do it.

 

It is quite probable that it would be economic to take it to bits and repair it yourself, we did this with a county which seized through oil starvation - it cost less than £100 to regrind the crank and fit new shells but we had to put a fair few hours in ourselves to get the crank out and back in.

 

I would suggest stripping it out far enough to confirm the fault - preferably without spending any money - and getting some facts and figures together before making a final decision. Hopefully you can access the crank without having to lift the engine out.

 

Cheers

mac

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Weve got exactly the same tractor in 4x4 was orange but now green. They built the same unit tracked to. As you say its based on fiat. I think on the vin it says utb? or something like that.

Do a search for long 445 tractor and they still make them today I believe and bits are available in that demise.

Its only a 3 cylinder so personally I would stick new bearings and shells in it.

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I've also got an UTB 445DT & manage to get spares (steering joints, UJ kits, filters etc.) from my local motor factors. Touch wood I've not needed anything else other than a starter when I bought it 10 years back - it was a standard Lucas starter too!

Shells rings & a reground crank should be a LOT cheaper than buying anything else

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many,many thanks for the advice,links and info' regarding my tractor.

 

Seems hopeful! Best wishes, chris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(I realise its not aBIG problem compared with others.This is my fourth go at a tractor....first was a Fergie renovated near Norwich for about £2000,came home with the same cracked block it went with....gave it away this year.second was a dexter bought for £1200 sold for £500 running but faulty.

Third is a david brown 780 livedrive? which is having to do everything from running a log splitter to cutting paddocks...)

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If its anything like the Fiat 450 it will be a pig to work on, Used to have one but got rid!! to split the tractor you have to remove the dash and the diesel tank to get at the bell housing bolts!! Very easy on the fuel though!!

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