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  1. Direction of coolant flow

    Projects and How-To
    Have a 6x4 diesel with cooling issues, wanted to know what the direction of coolant flow threw engine.from thermostat housing to upper or lower radiator port? ( When I purchased the hoses were off )guess saying which hose goes where, and the actual direction the coolant flows in the hose ( being...
  2. 1996 John Deere Gator 6x4 Gas

    Gator General Discussion
    So as i have nothing to do at home right now I rebuilt my Kawasaki FD620D Engine. Runs like a champ now, idling, etc. Went for a ride to see how it did top end and it started out fine but then seemed to lose power. Stopped, put in neutral, revved the engine and plenty of consistent power...
  3. 1996 John Deere Gator 6x4 - Engine Problems

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    I have lovingly restored this older 6x4 but am having some issues with the engine. I am a weekend warrior and a massive tinkerer. I can usually fix anything if pointed in the right direction. I recently changed the spark plugs, carburetor and fuel pump. Built on 12/7/94 PC2387 SERIAL...
  4. 6x4 in pickup truck?

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    I'm negotiating to buy an older (90's) 6x4 Gator. Will it fit in an F-150 long bed? The specs say it's too wide to roll in without climbing over the wheel wells, but will it otherwise fit? The rear axle will presumably be supported by the tailgate. This particular one doesn't run, so the...
  5. Question about 6x4 Carb

    Gator General Discussion
    Hey folks, I've been doing some work to my 1999 6x4 and noticed that there is a small outlet pipe that is coming out of the carb but doesn't have a hose hooked to it. When I looked at the parts diagram, it says a hose should be on there, but doesn't show me where it goes. When I cover the hole...
  6. 1990's Gator 6x4 - Over Revving Problem while at Idle.

    Gator General Discussion
    Hello All: I would like to tap into the collective wisdom of this group. I recently ended up in charge of maintenance for a John Deere Gator 4x6, vin W006X4X015998. This week, we started to have a problem with it over revving. When we start the Gator, the throttle goes wide open...
  7. 6x4 Diesel Gator Surging

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    I have been working on this gator for a while now fixed glow plug issues and have fully painted the frame to get it ready to be sold. My last task is to tackle the rough idle that is has. So when I start it up the rough idle doesn't kick in for about 10 seconds then its starts surging. I have...
  8. 6x4 Wiring

    Gator General Discussion
    Hi Everybody! I have a 1995 Gator 6x4, gas, with the Kawasaki 2cyl water-cooled engine. I pulled the engine to replace a bad head gasket. Got everything back in, now the electrical system is dead. I did have two "bundles" of wires that I was not sure about, one had 4 black wires terminated by...
  9. M-Gator w/ Yanmar 3TNV70-XJUV overheating

    Gator General Discussion
    As mentioned in the thread title I have a M-Gator with a 3TNV70-XJUV Yanmar. I have been experiencing overheating issues while driving the machine. I cannot seem to get it to overheat while at an idle (No matter how long it sets at an idle). I have checked both radiators for any air flow...
  10. Gator Curtis Cab Full Steel Doors

    Gator Parts and Products For Sale
    I had a 6x4 gator before with a Curtis metal cab. These are the doors from it. If you ever find them, they're a FORTUNE! They are full steel with latches and locks, sliding windows, gas shocks, and rubber seals. I won't ship them, they're not light. There's some rust bubbling up from under...
  11. newbie with an OLD Gator

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I am helping my son with an older 1996 Gator Gas 6X4 We are simply trying to resurrect this old gal - and make it safe to use around the "gentleman's" farm in Northern Virginia. This old beast has three electrical issues: 1.) someone has fiddled with the coolant temp switch that controls...
  12. 2006 Gator TH 6x4 Parts Wanted

    Gator Parts and Products For Sale
    I need a bunch of little things, but here's a start: 1) Good used front shock assembly 2) Drivers side black front fender mudflap 3) Gearshift handle plug 4) Instrument panel face Thanks!
  13. 6x4 Diesel Gator Overheating

    Gator General Discussion
    I have changed the water pump, flushed the radiator out, I know the pump is pumping water because the top and bottom hoses are warm, but it still is overheating. I've installed a new water pump and thermostat, and the fan has been straight wired to run all the time. Why would it still be...
  14. yanmar glow plugs and year info

    Gator General Discussion
    Does anyone out there know of aftermarket cross reference glow plug numbers for a 3007d003. I recently bought a 6x4 diesel and I am sure the dealer will want an arm and a leg for new glow plugs. Also could anyone tell me the year from serial number w006x4d006559? I have been running Deere Ag...
  15. New Owner: 1999 6x4

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    Hi all - I am very happy to see a forum available to owners, or would be owners, of the JD Gators. Thank you! Details: I have recently purchased a 1999 6X4 w/auto dump and gas engine. The serial number falls between: W006X4X036194- 046002. 1) I am interested in the engine model # I have...