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Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« on: January 14, 2011, 01:40:36 PM »
Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
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Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 01:48:22 PM »
Don't need to watch no damn video on that subject!
Already done the damn job.

I got lucky enough to do it while some disreputable Yanmar owner was laying on his ass in a hospital bed with a busted hip watching snow fall out the window.

The solenoids are made in Northern Canada and available through NAPA if the NapaNerd behind the counter can read words on paper.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 02:13:58 PM »
A NAPA counter person being able to read? What a novel idea.

My local ones are pretty good. I can't be too mean to them.

The vid isn't for you it's for those who have never done it. And believe the service writers tale of it taking 4 days to do.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 02:33:31 PM »
I can see 4 days if the sunnuvabych is a 240D with a loader on it.
1 full day trying to get out of the job
1 full day getting drunk
1 full day sobering up
1/2 day with an infrared heater getting the miserable basturd warm enough your fingers don't stick to the parts.
3 hours of swearing at the damn metric nuts lacking enough room to get a wrench on

Yup, 4 days seems about right to me!
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 03:28:35 PM »
You forgot the build fire under it so it'll be warm enough to crank over without destroying the new starter.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 04:09:32 PM »
Original 1981 starter is still working fine.  (knock on wood nonemoticon)

You can start a 240 with a big screwdriver across the solenoid terminals, but a 4" 1/2 x 1/4 copper bar works better.

Nice thing about the oilpan, the bottom is 1/4 plate so a magnet and a heater stick there fine.

If you're smart you stick a mudboard heater under the machine before you try starting it though.  Also it helps a lot if you remember to change the fuel filter before winter.  With a loader that's more fun to change than the starter is.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 05:53:15 PM »
If it can't be seen easily it don't need replaced. You know that mindset.
Or the "It didn't say fuel filter so I didn't replace it."
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 11:37:48 PM »
That probably accounts for Yanmar putting a clear plastic fuel filter housing on the machine and then painting the housing black.  Brilliant move.

After all you need to prevent any possibility of a mechanic wiping the housing off with a rag and evaluating the damn filter.  BTW, just leave the fuel shutoff in the ON position!

Carry a #2 Philips in case you ever run it out of fuel too.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2011, 09:36:30 AM »
My 1977 starter appears all original, as most every thing else on my YM 2000   it only has 820 HRs on it. ( knock on wood emoticon)

I wish I had a FEL.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011, 11:04:35 AM »
FEL's are almost a have to have they are just spook handy.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 08:24:11 PM »
Rusty do you ave a Yanmar ?
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 08:34:27 PM »
Not yet, I've worked on a few over the years but we always used larger tractors.  Now that I'm retired and not farming I just need something small and agile for the light mowing and gardening I'll be doing. Hardest I'd work it would be moving firewood.

We used a couple of JD 1010's with FEL's on the farm for everything from manure to fencing to moving dirt and snow. They were just very very handy to have around.

I've been looking for a CUTs but everything I find is imported re-badges. So I figure I should just buy a Yanmar and at least I'll be sure who made it.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 08:44:07 PM »
Sorry but what is CUTS?
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011, 09:17:52 PM »
Compact Utility Tractor
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2011, 09:39:23 PM »
I'm embarrassed,   :billcat: 

My first tractor was a old MF 250 I took all the covers off and sandblasted and bondo 'd and then painted and re-badged. That thing was an animal compared to the little compacts. But I have mainly wooded land and my narrow Yanmar will haul trees out of the motorcycle paths really good.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2011, 11:14:31 PM »
That's one thing I''m looking at. Something small enough I won't have to cut a highway to get up on the hill and pull trees out.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2011, 12:20:23 AM »
Think wheeled logging arch.

Then start thinking of ways to convince 5 daughters pulling a logging arch is fun.

Well, I'd build an arch anyhow.  Large diameter wheels too.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2011, 09:21:50 AM »
Not yet, I've worked on a few over the years but we always used larger tractors.  Now that I'm retired and not farming I just need something small and agile for the light mowing and gardening I'll be doing. Hardest I'd work it would be moving firewood.

We used a couple of JD 1010's with FEL's on the farm for everything from manure to fencing to moving dirt and snow. They were just very very handy to have around.

I've been looking for a CUTs but everything I find is imported re-badges. So I figure I should just buy a Yanmar and at least I'll be sure who made it.
  1010's? how did you keep them running? those moline tractors never held up as well as the waterloo made ones for some reason. my uncle had a 2510. it ran fine until you needed it then something was broken. he always had to come and get our 3020 to finish. the 2510 is long gone,  well so is he, but the 3020 is still plugging around. it has been on this farm longer than i have and i doubt it will ever leave.
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Re: Yanmar Tractor Starter Solenoid Replacement
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2011, 12:36:38 PM »
All the other ones I saw were garage queens. Always sitting in the garage being worked on.

But the two we had just kept putting along. We did normal maintainence on them and that was all we ever did to them. I think we were just lucky and got two that were made on sober days.
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