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Larry    Posted 09-03-2018 at 14:30:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have a Ford 3000 with a dozer blade. Just pushed back a bunch of brush that the county surveyor left for me. It's almost 90 degrees. Tractor did well. When I got it back into barn it was warm but not hot. Temp gauge showed normal. Not sure how accurate it is. Took gas cap off to add fuel and it popped up in the air about 3 feet. Must have been pressure in tank. Cap must not be vented right I figure. Seems like this tractor uses a lot of gas also. I believe I should get a new gas cap. I don't think that is the cause of the fuel consumption though.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-04-2018 at 07:28:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My 3000 sputtered coming off the hill this weekend. Smoothed out and ran fine back to the shed. I figured it was just carb float or other adjustment needing a little tweak until I looked in the tank. I only filled the tank about half way, but it's already sucked most of that down. My cap has a plastic thingy on the bottom and appears that it should be vented, but I don't see any hole. Same issue, when I removed the cap it launched so I had to play catch.

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 09-04-2018 at 08:31:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That reply was to your comment. I always click on the wrong replay for some reason. Let me know if you figure out a solution please. Thanks

    Farmer Dan    Posted 09-03-2018 at 15:55:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • drill a tiny hole in the cap see if that don't fix your vent problem and your mileage.

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 09-04-2018 at 08:25:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Wow that's interesting. I've only had this tractor for about a year. Never have used it heavy just some snow removal and running the mower. I've just thought it used a lot of gas. Everything I read said the 3 cylinder fords were great on fuel consumption. When I got it basically everything had been rebuilt including the motor. The guy I got it from pointed out it had a Zenith carb on it. I've looked and there appears to be no adjustments on it. Can't find anything on the net. Thought maybe it was running to rich. I looked at my gas cap after it popped off and in the center there is a small circle with a spring loaded center. I figured that was the pressure relief. I moved rather easily when I pushed it with a small screw driver. I have a feeling something isn't right but not smart enough to figure it out Ha. Like I said it seems to run ok though. I guess I don't know though for sure since I can't compare it to another running 3000.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-04-2018 at 11:55:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I think anything with double the horsepower will seem to use a lot more fuel than the N-tractors, even just put-putting around. Mine had a foot throttle which is not exactly a fuel saving device when it sounds so good accelerating. I put more fuel in my tank. That solved the sputtering problem. The tank was low enough I think the pump was just sucking air coming down that hill. I'm not sure what is wrong with my fuel cap. It should already be a vented cap. Might be clogged or stuck. I may just drill a new 1/16" hole in it to make sure it's vented.

    Larry    Posted 09-03-2018 at 16:23:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the advice. I was thinking about doing that or buying a new one. Looking at the cap I don't see how it's vented.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 09-03-2018 at 22:08:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not sure what tiny is in Dan's vocabulary but I drilled a 1/8" in the cap on my 860. Still burns considerable more gas than the 2N does.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 09-04-2018 at 10:26:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • that should do it.

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