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John Deere D Burns Oil

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Old 08-28-2015, 04:54:54 PM
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We have a 1928 John deere D and once it starts the exhaust is clean no problem but as it runs for awhile it starts to burn oil, opened the compression release on the left side while it was running and saw oil the right side was clean as could be. So is this a ring problem or something else ? I just find it hard to believe it's the rings cuz the tractor was restored 15 years ago but never run and after I get it running it burns oil . Thanks so much
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Default Re: John deere D burns oil

couple things to check.... is the oil level correct and not over full. could the rings be stuck? get it out and work it. takes time to get oil to head....maybe guides. work it for a while first, and see what you have.
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lukeste is right.
If it was never run much after the rebuild take it out and beat the snot out of it.
Rings will never seat just puttering around.
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Default Re: John Deere D Burns Oil

That and the fact that unless it has been rebored, the bores are slightly out of round and will require a bit of time to run in. We got one here that has the same issue, never burned oil till we put in new rings. Now it smokes a bit but doesn't foul plugs, next time I'll over bore it and put in new pistons as well.
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I agree, work it hard and get the temp up good. Keep it working a day or so and the rings should seat better.
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