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Brad    Posted 05-24-2020 at 23:36:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N tractor difficulties starting.
  • It takes me usually only a few moments to fire up my 8N tractor, since I went through carburetor and distributor, but this morning I was having problems with a "loose nut" behind the steering wheel.

    I pushed in the clutch, made sure gear was in neutral, gave it a one-ce and two-se then pulled out the choke ... Nada.

    Grumbling curmudgeonly under my breath, this time, I turned ON the ignition switch, and gave it another go ... Nada.

    Thinking "Well, now I've gone and flooded it, might as well go inside and make some coffee, while "flood" clears out.

    Back at the tractor, fortifyed with a hot jolt of Java Juice, verified that the ignition switch was on, gear shift was in neutral, pushed in the clutch and gave it another whirl ... Nada.

    Sipping my coffee, my brilliant brain awakened, and I turned the fuel on. She started right up! :-)

    My conclusion: When you're dealing with a "loose nut" behind the steering wheel, tractors start much easie after coffee lols :-)


    Jim    Posted 05-28-2020 at 09:48:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • So, I am sure you are the ONLY Lose Nut behind the wheel. I, for one would NEVER do anything like that! As my 52 would NOT start, my then, 9 year old grandson, "Ramsey Charles", said, Granddad, did you turn on the key"? "Of course Ramsey, ha, ha, of course I did"! Geeeezzzeee. (as I said, Look over there!, As he turned his head to
    look, i quickly turned ON the key"). Yep, you are the ONLY one!,


    John in Mich    Posted 05-25-2020 at 09:17:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You have lots and lots of company. Sorry to have to tell you, your aren't the first nut! And, I'm sure, there are many, many more similar stories. NOT ME! LOL

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-25-2020 at 04:46:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sometimes it's the little things that get lost or forgotten. Best system I've found is to get a check list of everything to do before starting up. That means a look-see all around for obvious things like chaf in the radiator/grille; broken lamps; loose wires; oil fluids; coolant; tires; and more. Then the last thing to do before mounting up is to open the Sediment Bulb Valve Two Full Turns. Once in the saddle, engage clutch, set in NEUTRAL, and turn key ON. Confucius say, "don't sweat the petty stuff". I say, "don't pet the sweaty stuff"... ; > )

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Brad    Posted 05-25-2020 at 09:44:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You are correct Sir! Good information as always Tim :-)

    Start-Up Checklist

    1. Make sure you've had coffee

    2. Turn fuel on

    3. Insert ignition key (leave switch off)

    4. Move throttle open 1/4

    5. Ensure transmission is in neutral

    6. Ensure PTO is disengaged

    7. Check position of 3-point lift lever

    8. Depress clutch

    9. Turn on ignition key switch

    10. Push starter button for 1se-2se

    11. While running starter, briefly pull out choke lever

    12. Push choke back in, engine starts

    One could add more items to list but I didn't want number 13 with my luck ;-)


    John in Mich    Posted 05-25-2020 at 10:03:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • On your number 9 I added in parentheses (all the way) LOL

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