Belarus Tractors-cold weather starting information?
Thank you for taking my question. I purchased a Belarus tractor model 525 (65 hp. 4wd) new in 1990. Although the tractor came equipped with glow plugs, they burned out shortly after I purchased the tractor. I replaced the glow plugs again and they also didn't last long. I then installed a block heater which heats the water and also a small heater from Wolverine company which actually glues on externally to the bottom of the oil pan. Now although these products help somewhat, I was wondering if any of my good Instructable friends have had similar problems with these types of tractors and how they eliminated the problem. The two heater items while they help, require several hours if not overnight to work. Other than the cold weather starting problem this has been a good solid tractor. In closing, I know these tractors are made in Belarus/Russia where the temps are far more severe than here in Southeast Missouri so I know there must be a solution. One last thought, cold weather for these tractors is defined as any temp. below 60 degrees F. Thanks, Debra Kay