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Blown Deere 6068 engine

Yesterday had a JD 6068T Blow a head gasket or....... Blowing exhaust out the radiator and engine oil in coolant. What happened is its a 97 model in a orchard sprayer. Pushing 8000 hrs, all of it at 2200rpm full load. Got hot and Murphy gauges failed to shut it down because of a dam broken wire from temp sending unit to murphy guage. Guages are hard to see as driver pulls sprayer with truck thats in my avator, and guages get constantly coverup up with spray material, thus the reason for Murphy's.

My choices were:
1. New engine, ~$20,000 because new ones are required to be latest tier level smog compliant. Also JD said it would take 90-100 days to get
2. Reman short block, ~$9,000, plus what ever it takes to transfer all accessaries, manifold, IP, turbo etc....

#1 and 2 require a core thats still turns over so Calif can destroy it, No problem since I can still run engine.

3. Do an overhaul, ~$4,000



Guess which one I'm doing? .................................................. .................




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At least it was on the higher hour machine as my other one has less then 5000 hours.

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My guess is Mike is about to get dirty! I would do the same thing... Its not like deere engines are hard to work on..

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Yea, they are a simple engine to rebuild Neel, as I have done several in the past. Except this time having a dealer do it as I have to much going on right now. If it was a slower time of the year, in the winter, then would be doing it myself.

Never have figured out why equipment can't break down when parked and not needed!

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--08 36' Jazz 5th wheel,triple slide, 12,000lbs
--28' 22,400# PJ goosneck beaver tail trailer
--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
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Very true Mike, i guess you saw my thread about my lawn mower excitement?

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Very true Mike, i guess you saw my thread about my lawn mower excitement?
Neel, Want to trade bills?

Had a close call on spray rig #2. Started getting warm but the Murphy Guage worked. Cooled it down, checked it out couldn't find any issues. So refilled it and ran it. At idle /part throttle it was ok, but open it to wot and temp climbed like crazy. Shot temps with infared gun and had over 70* difference between top and bottom of radiator. That told me had a sticking thermostat. Pulled it, and sure enough the bridge holding the pin was broken and it bent the pin that the disc slides on thus couldn't open all the way. New state solved the problem.

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--07 6.7CTD 2500 4x4, Quad Cab, Big Horn Pkg. 3.73, airbags, 6sp auto, with Mag-Hytec deep pan.- sold but not forgotten.
--08 36' Jazz 5th wheel,triple slide, 12,000lbs
--28' 22,400# PJ goosneck beaver tail trailer
--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
--81 IH 1800, DT466 210hp, 10 speed,
--95 FL70, 8.3 cummins 275hp, 10speed
--79 GMC 7000, DD 6V53 210 hp, 6sp ally
-- A whole bunch farm equipment, all colors
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