my 5603 loses power under normal or no load. It coughs, blows blue smoke and sometimes shuts down. I have drained my fuel tank, changed the two filters, changed fuel, keep air cleaner clean. and it still behaves the same way. After last draining of the fuel tank, it is very difficult to start. In addition it now seems to run hot, and there is a tapping sound from the engine. These last 3 items are probably not related to the first mentioned issues.I have had J.D. mechanic have a look at the first mentioned issues with no success. I wonder if it is my fuel pump?Incidently, I have just changed oil, and flushed and refilled my radiator. Fuel is fresh and has a filter on the hand pump.I am a small famer with little knowledge of engines.
as outlined in my first note.....
The electric fuel pump could be problem, have you checked the inlet to it , to be sure it doesn't have debris in the inlet fitting?
If it is plugged, or if it quits, it could cause the fuel problem.
The other problems would hav eto looked at closer, the valves could be loose, making the tapping noise/
Overheating has many causes, loose fan belt, plugged air flow through radiator, plugged radiator core, bad water pump, thermostat sticking, or just bad sending unit.
Let me know. Thank you.
Technican turned service manager on multiple lines of equipment and rental equipment.
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The tapping sound just started today, and the engine seems to be running too hot for the low load, (cultivating a worked field). It is related to the revs of the engine.
Thank you for your help on item one. I will check for debris. Can debris get passed the inline and final filter?
No, the filter should keep it from passing.