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'50 8N Ford tractor is overheating. 30 min of bush hoging and it spews. Change the radiator cap. Changed the water to glycol fluid. The fan is spinning the belt is tight. Color is still very rusty.

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Very rusty indicates blocked radiator cores
motor overheating is stirring up the rust sludge from around the cylinders and blocking the core tubes
the rust is from not using inhibitor in the cooling system and now there could be a problem with a head gasket as well from rust arount the water holes from block to head
have a compression test done , flush the cooling system , replace the radiator and use anti-freeze anti boil inhibitor in the cooling system

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Flush the radiator with stp radiator flush.

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