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Mike pellow    Posted 03-26-2018 at 07:29:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ford 8 n wont run
  • I have a 48 Ford 8n that was running perfect till 1 day it starte d spitting sputtering then stalled.since then it will not run for more then a few seconds when it does start . Fuel seems to be flowing good to carb
    Any suggestions ? Power to coil but havenít checked plugs yet

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-31-2018 at 07:49:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ford 8 n wont run
  • Not only does it require fire and fuel, it also requires AIR. Years ago, when plowing dry, dusty, soil I had a 9N act like you are describing when the oil in the air cleaner got packed with dirt. If you have been in a very dirty atmosphere, it's worth a check. Easy check is to pull the hose off of the carburetor intake.

    Good Luck,


    steveVa    Posted 03-27-2018 at 21:39:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ford 8 n wont run
  • 1. Check point gap and spark plugs. Check spark at plugs.
    2. Check to see if water in gas by draining carb into glass jar. Pull plug in bottom of carb and check flow rate too.
    3. Check coil connections.

    Mike Pellow    Posted 03-30-2018 at 15:02:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ford 8 n wont run
  • I have checked the spark and jumped 1/4 inch gapped plug on all 4 cylinders.
    Fuel flows from drain on carb .tractor will start sporadically but only runs for s few seconds then stalls
    Still seems like it is starving for fuel
    Any ideas where to go from here ?

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 03-26-2018 at 07:42:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • ^v or 12v?

    See tip # 13. Post back w/ what you find.

    MIke Pellow    Posted 03-26-2018 at 17:38:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ford 8 n wont run
  • Thanks for the tip the tractor is 6 volt
    Iíll try next weekend when I get home from the road

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