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    Ford CL35 - anyone familiar with them???

    Sorry guys, been off this forum so long that I didn't see "Bobcat" up at the top. Who could miss it, right? Anyhow, can't find an "Edit" button to be able to move this post, so I guess I'll just have to leave it here, until one of the "Mods" do it. Thanks John
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    Ford CL35 - anyone familiar with them???

    Hi guys, Been off the forum for quite awhile, after I sold my last Bobcat. But, once you get "skidsteeritis" you have to have another one! So, in rambling around, I came across a Ford CL35. Owner says it has a Wisconsin engine, but the little bit of info I have found so far, says it would be a...
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    742 - warning light on RH side ??????

    Actually, guys, I mistakenly quoted the service manual as showing a charge pressure of 85#'s, when, after rereading it this am, I find that for this particular machine, it should be 95 - 115#'s. I do recall that it maintained this 100#'s plus during hard operation yesterday, so at least that is...
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    742 - warning light on RH side ??????

    For those interested, I hopefully have got the bottom of the problem - just not sure how I got there! I removed the charge pressure switch and put a run tee in, screwed the switch back in and reconnected the wires. I then had a 4' hyd. hose made up which would route up through where the wiring...
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    742 - warning light on RH side ??????

    Tazza, I ordered a manual on this machine (more about that, later) and it shows, if I'm reading the schematics correctly, that the wires from the temp sending unit and the charge pressure unit are tied together, going to the light. The light is described as a "Transmission" light. Seems somewhat...
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    742 - warning light on RH side ??????

    Drive power seems to be unaffected, as it will spin the wheels if it can't move what's in front of it. Lift arms/tilt seem to have sufficient power as well. Several months ago, just motoring around the shop, the light came on a few times, briefly and then went back off. After starting this...
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    742 - warning light on RH side ??????

    Thanks for the reply, Tazza. I talked with a Bobcat service tech today, and he seemed to think that it indicated the charge pressure, and further, that it also controlled the hour meter. Incidentally, the hour meter quit working about the same time the light problem showed up, but I attributed...
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    742 - warning light on RH side ??????

    Alright, time for a dumb question. Does the red warning light, on the right hand side, indicate a restriction in the hydro circuit or extremely high hydro oil temperature????? Or, something else entirely ? Further, if this is the case, is it tied into a shutdown system which would stop the...
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    Oil blowing out - Hyd. resv. & engine -742

    Just a brief update to let everyone know my findings. The hydro oil leak was a result of a broke dipstick tube - poor system, if you ask me, to solder a dipstick tube into the side of the hydro tank. Apparently a limb had hit it and broke it loose. Not wanting to drain and remove tank for...
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    Oil blowing out - Hyd. resv. & engine -742

    Thanks for the replies, guys. No, we're definitely dealing with two seperate problems. The engine has not lost a drop since it's last oil/filter change (Delo10w30) and as I indicated, I had just checked the oil before startup, yesterday AM, and then again after lunch. Dead on the full mark...
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    Oil blowing out - Hyd. resv. & engine -742

    Hi guys, Been off the board for awhile. Have been running the 742 pretty hard this week. Checking engine/hydro oil twice daily. No problems, until this afternoon. Checked both and they were right on the full marks. After about 3 hours of running, I noticed that a good bit of oil had come out of...
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    Farmboy - same as 440????

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, the red oil is in the hydraulics, not the engine. And I did say, in my original post, that the hole was in the engine block. As to seeing an engine in my future, that's debatable, as I could just TIG weld this hole up and rebuild the engine. I don't consider Northern...
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    Farmboy - same as 440????

    Hi guys, Acquired a Bobcat Farmboy, which according to the dealers I've talked to : (a) does not exist (b) is about 40 years old (c) is not a Bobcat, I just think it is. Even called the factory in North Dakota and the brilliant woman who was supposed be a Tech said I should just consult the...
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    10/30 for Hyd oil?

    Roderick, Thanks to you as well. I have pondered this very question many times, queried Bobcat mechanics, shop supervisors, etc. as well as read and reread several Bobcat factory manuals. Your info leads me to believe that what they meant to say was that you could ADD 10w30 if the Bobcat oil was...
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    10/30 for Hyd oil?

    Just to muddy the water a little, I just don't think 10W30 is satisfactory as an hydraulic oil, even though at the moment I am running my 742 with it. Seems to me, that given the pressure and the heat that it goes through, it's quite possibly not getting the job done after several long, hard...
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