Trying to diagnose a V8 Deutz. Two of them actually. both ran fine for the previous owners.
90 R70, 779 twin turboed. Consignment auction buy, got it cheap. Suspected excessive ether use due to crap batteries and coldweather
Ran fine for afriend for 20 acres, then went to missing really bad, didnt seem to have much for blowby, but had some. engine shaking, belt slapping, etc. We assumed ring let go from previous ethering. parked it.
Fast forward 1 year, still at friends place, he needs it moved, it lost prime, after he primed the fuel system, it runs fine.
93 R62. 779 Twin Turboed.
Supposedly ran fine, traded to a dealer. Also suspected excessive ether use due to junk batteries. they sold it for wheat harvest, and it laid down within the first two hours. They come out to diagnose, its using oil badly. (1-2 gallons per hour)
They gave him his money back, and sell us the combine for salvage.
It shows up here and drives off the truck, belt slapping, engine shaking, running like crap.
I am curious what ya'll have experienced with these. Someone mentioned they were prone for governor failure in the pump, and there was an update?
I have a little faith in the first one being fixed cheap/ easy, but still rather certain the R62 is actual piston trouble.
Any input on the issue at hand, or any Deutz friendly shops that you recommend would be appreciated.
(PS: dont try and tell us to get a Cummins, fixing existing engines is best option, we have a donor engine to rob a piston and jug from, and I really dont like the 8.3L, and a parts customer has a locked up Cummins R72. Everything has issues...