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I have a JD 2305 HST that won't start, even today with warm

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I have a JD 2305 HST that won't start, even today with warm temps. Cranks, blowing blue smoke, but won't catch. This has been an on and off issue over the past year or two, and we've done all of the obvious maintenance - fuel is fresh and good. Planning to have the machine serviced but wondered if you had any ideas, or if you've heard of this issue before.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

do you have the block heater on this 3 cylinder

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No block heater, but even in the summer warmth, the tractor was rough starting, chugging at first and blowing blue smoke.
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.


Sorry for the delay

you are saying a on going thing

I would like you to do next time, drop the filter and see if low on fuel

it should be spilling out when removed


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if I understand correctly, you suspect something in the fuel line?
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.


What I am getting at is low fuel pressure

or loss of fuel pressure , draining down

will it start right away if you use starting fluid

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