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Old 11-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Any one ever rebuilt an fe350?

Hello all!
I just purchased a 1997 carryall II with a running fe350 that has a pretty nasty sounding bearing rattle. Have not removed the engine, or done any other diagnoses yet. Was just wondering if it is a fairly easy rebuild, or if I am better off finding a good used engine for it. I had also thought about upgrading to an fe400. I got this cart for next to nothing, so I wouldn't feel bad spending a little money on it but I don't want to get too much wrapped up in it. I'm thinking my budget cap would be about 500 on the engine. Do you guys have any thoughts on the matter? Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Any one ever rebuilt an fe350?

The FE350's are a good engine!

You might want to diagnose it first before jumping into things,
I say that only because a worn drive clutch can make it sound like the engine is bad!

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Any one ever rebuilt an fe350?

I'am with Don on this, could be the clutch, and $500 wont get you a fe 400
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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Thanks fellas! Any pointers on what to look for in the drive clutch? I drove it around a bit last night, and it seems to have really good power. Just kind of has a deep rattle and burns oil pretty good. Almost made me think piston, but it had 130 psi compression. I will take a closer look at the drive clutch, and do a leak down test tonight. Would the drive clutch still make noise with the belt off?
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Thanks fellas! Any pointers on what to look for in the drive clutch? I drove it around a bit last night, and it seems to have really good power. Just kind of has a deep rattle and burns oil pretty good. Almost made me think piston, but it had 130 psi compression. I will take a closer look at the drive clutch, and do a leak down test tonight. Would the drive clutch still make noise with the belt off?
If it burns oil... rebuild it! (you didn't say that initially!) or at least check the head for carbon build up at the valves.
When Drive clutch buttons start to wear out, they tend to make a clanking noise similar to what a rod would do!


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Old 11-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #6
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Honestly, I did not know about the oil at first. Last night was the longest I have ran it so far. It's looking like a rebuild may be in my future! Thanks for the help! What a great forum. I could spend hours here reading thru the volumes!
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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Hours???


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Old 11-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #8
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Right? Haha so true.
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