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Postby Eugene » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:20 am

DuxburyFarmall wrote:Into Tractors
are saying the engine is "Turning Over" slowly, or it takes a while for it to start?

I would have to say both. once it starts I have to wait until it warms up and the RPMS ramp up before I start mowing the lawn with it.

Engine cranking slowly: Clean up all of the connections between the battery and the starter. And the starter to bell housing. Might be that the starter needs to be rebuilt. Also do a voltage drop test on the battery.

Slow starting: Complete tune up as the other have suggested. This is usually an ignition problem.

There are a couple of other things. Check for a vacuum leak at the carburator to manifold and manifold to engine block. This would cause a lack of power until warmed up.

Pretty far down the list is to check for a sticking or worn mechanical advance in the distributor.

I have an excuse. CRS.
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Postby DuxburyFarmall » Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:02 pm

Thanks everybody I will start working on the issue a little bit at a time starting with cleaning up electrical connections again.

I might be able to make a fest in the fall but it always seems at the last minute something comes up that I can't make it. I tried to get to Ed and Scotty's fest earlier this year but had to go see the grandmother in Pa last minute.

As always I am open to suggestions for attempting to find a short term solution until I cando a full rebuild.

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Postby Matt Kirsch » Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:22 pm


That's the thing... You do NOT necessarily have to do a full rebuild. Do NOT resign yourself to spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours just yet. Try the usual fixes first.
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