Chinese Tractor Maintenance/TY395

This TY395 engine is used in the Jinma 3540 tractor. The TY395 engine is also used by the TM Task Master TM438. It is also used in the 30HP NorTrac Bulldozer which is a re-badged Yuchai or Guilin (Yuchai is the predecessor of Guilin).

It is a 3 cylinder, 4 stroke, water cooled diesel engine produced by Jiangsu Jiang Dong Group Company, LTD.

The "E" version of the engine (TY395E) is EPA Tier II certified. It is based on the TY395I engine with better fuel injection and Exhaust Gas Return system.

This engine is rated as 30HP and 35HP engine. The engine produces 30 hp at 2000RPM.

There are three versions of the E engine: TY395E1, TY395E2 and TY395E3. The differences between these engines are given in the "Specifications" section.

=== SpecificHorsepower

The HorsePower specifications of the E series engines follow:

"E" Series Horse Power Table
Model HP RPM
TY395E1 34.46 2300
TY395E2 29.64 2200
TY395E3 29.64 2000

The Engine Torque of the "E" series engines follows:

Maximum Torque Table
Model Torque(ft/lbs) RPM
TY395E1 90.49 1725
TY395E2 81.19 1650
TY395E3 89.45 1500

The specifications common to all of the "E" series engines follows:

Engine Specifications Table
Item Measurement
Overall Dimensions 26.0Lx19.7Wx26.7Hin
Cylinders 3
Bore 3.75 in
Stroke 4.13 in
Displacement 136 in3
Compression Ratio 19.3:1
Weight 551 lbs
Idle Speed 700 rpm
Fuel Consumption 0.1021 gal/hr.hp

The torques for some engine bolts (per factory engine manual) are as follows:

Engine Specifications Table
Item Torque Torque
Cylinder Head Bolts 796.59-973.61 66.42-81.190
Connecting Rod Bolts 1062.1-1194.9 88.56-99.63
Main Bearing Bolts 1327.7-1416.2 110.7-118.08
Flywheel Bolts 796.59-973.61 66.42-81.190

Maintenance Schedule


X hours

  • Check engine oil level, add oil as needed
  • Check coolant level, add 50/50 coolant mixture add as needed
  • Check for oil and water leaks (easiest while engine is running).

50?/100? hours

  • Change engine oil
  • Change engine oil filter
  • Check cylinder head bolt torque ( do not loosen).
  • Check valve clearance and adjust if needed.
  • Check tention of V-belt

500 hours

  • Perform 100 hour maintenance
  • Check fuel injector pressure
  • Clean fuel injectors
  • Check cylinder compression. Re-seat the valves if needed.
  • Check the advance angle of the fuel injection timing.
  • Check torque of
    • Connection rod bolts
    • Main bearing bolts
    • Cover bolts
    • Flywheel bolts
  • Change oil in fuel pump.
  • Change coolant
  • Check crank shaft seal. Replace if leaking.

2000 hours

  • Overhaul fuel pump.



Valve Clearance


TY395 Valve clearance adjustment and head bolt re-torque procedure.

Click on the arrows below to see a full size picture with details.

Disconnect the de-compression rod at back of valve cover. Do this by removing the cotter pin and sliding out the pin. Remove the three acorn nuts, washers and rubber seals on top of valve cover. Remove the valve cover to expose the rocker arms, adjusters, and head bolts. Remove the 4 rocker arm nuts by loosening each one a little at a time as the rocker arm is under extreme pressure by the valve springs. Once the 4 nuts are removed lift off the rocker arm assembly and set it aside on a clean surface.


Re-torque the head bolts to your engines specs ~ 125 foot pounds. Using the pattern as indicated in the photo. Re-install the rocker arm assembly tightening each nut a little at a time to re-compress the springs and so that is goes straight down evenly and does not bind. Tighten the rocker arm nuts to 65 foot pounds.



In order to adjust the valve clearance you must find Top Dead Center for each cylinder one at a time. You must keep the engine from starting or even trying to start – Turn off Fuel at fuel bowl, Pull and tie back the fuel cut off, Place transmission in neutral and set the parking brake. If you so desire you can also loosen the glow plugs to de-compress the engine doing this makes it much easier to rotate the engine.

Rotate Engine clockwise using ratchet wrench on the Alternator nut to find TDC.


Start with the number one cylinder - the one closest to the radiator. Rotate the engine clockwise while observing the intake valve, when the valve opens then closes all the way you are now at Bottom dead center for that cylinder. Mark the crank shaft pulley with a piece of tape then rotate an additional 180 degrees this will be very near top dead center on the compression stroke. At this point you can now set the intake .014" and exhaust .016" valve clearance for the number one cylinder. Check gap with feeler gauge between rocker and the top of the valve. To adjust loosen the locking nut on opposite side and with a screwdriver turn in or out the adjuster to achieve the proper valve clearance. Once proper clearance is obtained hold the adjusting screw with a screwdriver while tightening the locking nut re check clearance and repeat as needed until the clearance is correct and the locking nut is tight. Now repeat the entire process for the number 2 and number 3 cylinders making sure to find top dead center on the compression stroke for each cylinder.


Once complete replace the valve cover making sure the de-compression assembly fits properly into the decompression rod on the rocker arm assemble. Reattach the decompression rod on the outside of the valve cover and replace the cotter pin. Check for proper decompression lever operation then replace the three rubber seals, washers and acorn nuts on top of the valve cover. --GuglioLS 03:54, 5 May 2006 (UTC)



Cylinder Heads & Valves


Decompression system


The decompression system is used to aid in starting a cold engine or an engine with a weak battery. It is used to release the compression in the engine cylinders so that the starter can turn the engine over with ease. If the engine is a difficult starter even when the air temperature is warm it can be useful. Use of the decompression system can also prolong the life of the starter.

(TBS: describe compression release mechanism hardware).

The decompression system is useful during maintenance to allow turning over the engine by hand to a desired position.

Rocker Arms & Pushrods


Head Gasket


Intake System


Exhaust System


Fuel System


Fuel Tank


Sediment Bowl/Cock


Fuel Filter


Fuel Pump




Injectors used for a Benye Motor Model TY395lT include:

  • Injector Part Number PF68S19





Lubrication System


Original oil filter is the JX85100A.





Connecting Rods




Timing Chain


Hydraulic System


Task Master TM438


Hydraulic Reservoir is same as Transmission Reservoir. Mesh Screen Filter can be found in long metal cylinder tube under tractor beneath seat.

Hydraulic Pump Type CBN-E314A : Right - Long Lifting
Hydraulic Steering Pump CBN-E306A
Mesh Screen Filter Part # 304.58A.016

As of August 2011 parts can still be obtained for the Task Master through
Circle G Tractor Sales
Lakeview Equipment Sales

Alternate Replacement Parts


Oil Filter


The original oil filter is the JX85100A or JX0811.

Oil filters that have been used by tractor owners for this engine are:

  • NAPA FIL1515 (Gold filter has 35% more filter paper than Proselect filter NAPA SFI21515)
  • NAPA SFI21515 (ProSelect)
  • Walmart ST 8

Oil Filters used on a Benye Engine Model TY3951T include:

  • NAPA Gold 1768, WIX 33358, FRAM P7513

Fuel Filter


Fuel filters that have been used by tractor owners with this engine are:

  • NAPA FIL3195 (gold)

Fuel Filters used on a Benye Engine Model TY395lT include:

  • NAPA Gold 3358, WIX 51768, FRAM PH6923/PH2842

Air Filter


Air filters that have been successfully used by tractor owners with this engine are:

  • NAPA FIL6284

Hydraulic Filter


Hydraulic Filters used on a Benye Engine Model TY395lT include:

  • NAPA Gold 1247, WIX 51247, Fram P6485