Re: Wont start

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Posted by Bruce (VA) on January 30, 2019 at 07:58:10 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Wont start posted by Monte on January 29, 2019 at 23:44:56:

" I put gas in each cylinder and still it doesn't start,"

All that does is wash the walls and reduce compression. Stick with the starting fluid.


6 volt or 12 volt?

Front or side distributor?

I donít know why your tractor isnít running. Sure, I can make a reasonable guess. Actually, I can make a lot of guesses.

Donít guess at the cause of the problem; guessing can get expensive. And leave you breathless chasing every guess.......it could be this, it could be that......just troubleshoot the problem and leave the guess work for buying Lottery tickets.

I might not be able to tell you why your tractor isnít running but I sure can tell you how to figure it out yourself.

Check for spark and fuel. (see tip # 13)

You need to answer 2 questions before you do anything else:

With the bolt in the carb bowl removed and the gas on, will the fuel flow fill a pint jar in less than 2 minutes?

Next, get out your adjustable gap spark checker * , open the gap to 1/4", hook it up, turn the key on and crank the engine. Does the spark jump 1/4"? Post back with the answers.

And do not buy a new part for the tractor until you can answer this question: how do I know the part on the tractor is defective?

Once you narrow the problem to spark or fuel, post back and tell us what you found (and how you found it) and you will get plenty of help to get your tractor running.

* Don't own an adjustable gap spark checker? Buy one! Not a test light! Until then, take an old plug, open the gap 1/4" ground it to the head & look for spark. Itís not the color of the spark that counts; itís the distance it jumps.



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