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LJ    Posted 06-14-2020 at 22:19:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 54 NAA
  • Fired up the NAA after 6 months idle. Always hard to start, but tried your onesie, twosie, choke, and it fired up on second try, Thanks. Noticed Proofmeter registers 1500 rpm no matter the engine speed. Ordered new one already. Also noticed that new temp gauge won't get past line of cold and normal. Ran for 25 minutes with radiator blocked by sheet of newspaper over grill. After shutdown, gauge went smack dab in middle of normal. Should have checked t-stat BEFORE I put new fluids in, but too anxious to get it running. Now, do I have to completely drain rad and block to check and/or replace t-stat? As always, your expert advice is much appreciated by this newbie tractor guy.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-16-2020 at 08:58:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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    DJink    Posted 06-16-2020 at 07:06:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Just wondering what the onesie, twosie method is. I also have a 54 NAA. It sometimes is a little difficult ti start. Thanks for any info.

    LJ    Posted 06-16-2020 at 11:48:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks to all. It will save me a mess to clean up. For info of DJINK, Tractor has fuel on two full turns, Key on, clutch in. Press starter button, let crank for count of a Onesie and a twosie and pull choke all the way. I let mine go another onesie twosie w/ choke out and it will either start then on when I release the choke and let crank for another couple of seconds. Hope this works for you too. I found this on a previous post. Thanks again guys.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-16-2020 at 03:48:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Try removing some coolant thru the radiator drain petcock on the bottom of radiator. OEM Owner's manual states capacity of cooling system is 15 quarts. 1-1/2 - 2 gallons should be sufficient to clear upper hose. As John said, petcock on block can remove more if needed.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in Mich    Posted 06-15-2020 at 19:39:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No, you di o need to completely drain the block. Just coolant level below the thermmostat. I can't tell you how much fluid that is but your system is close to 14 quarts. If you drained half you should be ok to pull the thermostat.

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