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    Heating oil tank leak.

    Happened to a house 100 yds up the road. Oil seeped into next doors garden & under their house. Then managed to penetrate their (plastic) water supply pipes & contaminate their drinking water (would never have believed this to be possible). On bottled water for over a month until new supply...
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    Cost of combine oil changes

    Ah, now there's a man with a good memory! But how many 7000's or 76's ever had their engine oil changed that frequently? All too few if I remember rightly and it was some black, watery sh*te when it finally saw the light of day. Guess the truth is (apart from the STOU oil specs of the time)...
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    Leyland 270 parts

    As @X344chap has said, both Charnleys & TractorSpareParts sell weld-in sheet metal repair patches for the doors (mainly the bottom sections), but if you've got some sheet steel of the right thickness .................
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    Leyland 270 parts

    'Rattle Cab' doors? ...... Slightly better investment than gold bullion :rolleyes: A R.H. one currently listed on Ebay ... Needs a new upper window (same glass as for the QM cab doors). Decent Rattle Cab doors are like hens Teeth ... especially the L.H. ones which were used most / got taken...
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    Old MF 50B

    Sounds like lack of hydraulic flow. Have you looked at the hydraulic filter (and the internal strainer)? Otherwise, probably worn pump ...... but that would normally show itself firstly as lack of hyd pressure. Have you checked the pressure delivery at any of the ram or spool valve outlets?
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    Attaching trailer air brakes

    Since 2018, all EU-approved ag. tractors with air (trailer) brakes must pressurise the Yellow ('Control') line when the tractor parking brake is applied ...... This then applies the trailer's Service brakes. All ag. trailers are still required to have a mechanically-applied Parking brake though...
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    Attaching trailer air brakes

    Have a peep at this ..... Page 19 ....... Might be helpful .................. https://aea.uk.com/look-behind-you/
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    Attaching trailer air brakes

    Sorry, I'm afraid you're talking about 'dual' pneumatic brake chambers / brake actuators as fitted to Commercial vehicles. They do (as you describe) have one chamber responsible for spring-operation of the Parking Brake and a 2nd chamber which operates the Service Brakes, once the Parking brake...
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    MF 40 digger slew motor

    No problem .... happy to help. ... the full manual is nearly 30 mm thick so make sure you get the whole thing. ... It does all have the same Publ. No.
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    MF 40 digger slew motor

    Simon, The MF 40 Parts Book I have is Publ. No. 819 605 M1 (Issue 1) 9/71. It has three sections (A) Tractor Unit, (B) Digger Unit (formerly MF 220/7) and (C) Loader Unit. Anyway, not to matter. Hopefully the attached scanned pages (provided both as jpg images & pdfs) will provide you with...
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    MF 40 digger slew motor

    Hi Simon, I've got my parts book sitting on the Office floor beside me. I've been meaning to scan the necessary pages & send them to you. I'll do it this afternoon. Andy
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    Ford 8240 Quad Mod will not Move at all when cold

    Headlights not turning off??? Even when the switch is turned off??? :oops: :oops: That sounds like serious electronic issues. Start at the battery & check everything up to & including the fuse/relay box & the gang plugs. You've got some serious Earth Loops in there somewhere.
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    Attaching trailer air brakes

    Your completely right ...... and I'm completely WRONG ...... I should have read what I wrote more carefully :oops::oops::oops::oops: What I meant to say was please Always REMOVE THE RED LINE 1ST ........ ALWAYS RECONNECT IT LAST ......... The Golden Rule is, whenever only one of the two Suzies...
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    Ford 5000 Pto clutch

    If the shaft can be stopped without too much load (by hand??? :rolleyes: ), chances are your clutch plates are OK. Just replace the brake pad ..... Not too expensive & likely to solve the problem. Same component was a regular problem on Ford 4000s & all their later derivatives.
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    Attaching trailer air brakes

    Get's my vote. When the (then new) European Union tractor-trailer braking regulations were being developed about 15 years ago, it was suggested we all standardise on the Duomatic coupler for dual-line air brakes - then mainly used in Italy ...... But regional politics & the Germans didn't want...
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