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Mike    Posted 12-02-2018 at 16:31:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Recovering a "jubilee"
  • I've been offered a "Jubile" that has been sitting in the field for 3 years. Owner said it just quit and he left it there. He is in poor health and couldn't fix it. Could someone give me pointers on that I should do to get this tractor started. Maybe be a check list of where to start first,what second,something like that so I don't do any more damage to it.
    Thank you

    Mike    Posted 12-02-2018 at 21:30:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I very thankful for the quick responses and the wealth of suggestions and information. The present owner says "we have to fill a rear tire to be able to load it" ,so I'm looking for a gas powered compressor as I feel air bottles would take hours to fill the tire. Once loaded I'll bring it back to my shop and start the process of starting it. Please continue the suggestions,all are appreciated and needed.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-02-2018 at 20:22:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Here is a document from our HOW-TOs forum that may be of some help. There are also numerous other documents that will help you go thru systems and check/fix before trying to turn it over. Ask questions when you get stumped...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    steveVa    Posted 12-02-2018 at 18:33:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Key questions will be is it 6 volts or 12?
    Does it have gas in the tank?
    What did it do when it stopped?
    I would charge battery, check oil, check point gap, check cap and rotor, drain carb, catch the gas to look for trash or water, pull plugss, add a table spoon of chain saw gas to each cylinder, see if it cranks over, see if it has spark, see if it cranks enough to get some oil pressure. If it has spark and oil pressure, add some new gas to tank, clean plugs, put plugs back in, and see if it cranks and fires.
    Thats just me. A lot of folks dont like me adding chain saw gas to the cylinders, but that has always worked fine for me.
    Let us know what you find.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 12-02-2018 at 19:26:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Three years is nothing if it just quit and was left sitting. Drain and clean the carburetor, drain all old fuel from the tank, flush well, and add a a gallon or so of fresh, check the engine oil and coolant level, and try to fire it up. If it doesn't start you can start diagnostics.


    Kirk-NJ    Posted 12-02-2018 at 18:08:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • If the engine is not stuck, Grab the fan belt apply some pressure and see if the fan belt will turn the crank, which if only sat for 3 year it's probably not locked up. Then check out this video.

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