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V-TWIN

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I can feel a pulsing vibration in my machine. I don't feel it at idle, just when the rpm is up. The machine runs the same '' power, driveablity, hydr. speed.'' Almost like something is loose or out of balance. It is not a steady vibration; but like a pulse. The engine rpms are the only thing that makes it change. Not moving the machine. If you have any ideas. Let me know.
 

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is your machine belt drive to the pumps??? if it's belt drive i don't know .. if the engine sets in line with the machine it could be the u joint.
 

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is your machine belt drive to the pumps??? if it's belt drive i don't know .. if the engine sets in line with the machine it could be the u joint.
Maybe the drive belt is starting to come apart. Remove it and check for missing chunks.
Check the idler and hydro pump pulleys for slack or rough bearings.
Ken
 

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Maybe the drive belt is starting to come apart. Remove it and check for missing chunks.
Check the idler and hydro pump pulleys for slack or rough bearings.
Ken
You may also like to put your hand on the engine block and rev the engine up and see if you can feel the vibrations. If they are quite hard, it could be a bearing in the engine knocking.
Is there any smoke? it could be the engine running rough causing the problems. Any lack of power? Possible droped valve, injector problem etc.
Hope its nothing serious.
 

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You may also like to put your hand on the engine block and rev the engine up and see if you can feel the vibrations. If they are quite hard, it could be a bearing in the engine knocking.
Is there any smoke? it could be the engine running rough causing the problems. Any lack of power? Possible droped valve, injector problem etc.
Hope its nothing serious.
The engine sits sideways to the machine. I do not know about the drive" belt or driveline" I will look tonight. I assume the engine sitting sidways means belt driven. The engine does not smoke, or lost of power. I don't hear the vibrating just feel it while siting in the machine. Thanks for the help and suggestions.
 

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The engine sits sideways to the machine. I do not know about the drive" belt or driveline" I will look tonight. I assume the engine sitting sidways means belt driven. The engine does not smoke, or lost of power. I don't hear the vibrating just feel it while siting in the machine. Thanks for the help and suggestions.
Yes 853 is definitely belt drive to the pumps.
On the bellhousing/ flywheel end of the motor, 3 or 4 steel clip hold on a plastic cover over the flywheel. Remove the cover and inspect the belt condition with a flashlite, (not easy to see in there) see if its tight and if you can see any missing chunks,
Belt is 3 or 4 V belts with the same backing (all made together)
Needs to be fairly tight as all the engine power is transmitted thoughthis to the pumps. (yours is likely tight or you would notice the machine stop moving/lifting when it slips)
Ken
 

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Yes 853 is definitely belt drive to the pumps.
On the bellhousing/ flywheel end of the motor, 3 or 4 steel clip hold on a plastic cover over the flywheel. Remove the cover and inspect the belt condition with a flashlite, (not easy to see in there) see if its tight and if you can see any missing chunks,
Belt is 3 or 4 V belts with the same backing (all made together)
Needs to be fairly tight as all the engine power is transmitted thoughthis to the pumps. (yours is likely tight or you would notice the machine stop moving/lifting when it slips)
Ken
Thanks for the help, I will look at that tonight or tomorrow. And let you know what I find.
 

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Thanks for the help, I will look at that tonight or tomorrow. And let you know what I find.
I finally looked at the belt it looks fine. But I did notice the rear engine mount is bad, letting the engine sit on the frame. I'll fix it and let you know . thanks
 

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I finally looked at the belt it looks fine. But I did notice the rear engine mount is bad, letting the engine sit on the frame. I'll fix it and let you know . thanks
I seem to remember having installed a few motor mounting plate on 8 series that were cracking , the one by the fuel filter , the new one was a retro fit and made heavier duty --------also seen a couple of times when the motor mounts sag out and the oil pan rubs on pea gravel /rocks between the fuel tank (which is plastic) and the oil pan ( which is metal) and the oil pan is the one that gets te hole rubbbed in it , the nut on the bottom of the right side front motor/pump mount is really fun to get started ------I think I' d check all the mounting bolts and rubbers
 

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I seem to remember having installed a few motor mounting plate on 8 series that were cracking , the one by the fuel filter , the new one was a retro fit and made heavier duty --------also seen a couple of times when the motor mounts sag out and the oil pan rubs on pea gravel /rocks between the fuel tank (which is plastic) and the oil pan ( which is metal) and the oil pan is the one that gets te hole rubbbed in it , the nut on the bottom of the right side front motor/pump mount is really fun to get started ------I think I' d check all the mounting bolts and rubbers
Thats the one by the fuel filter, I'll let you know how it goes.
 
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