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I am a novice at this. I have no idea how to answer your question. The engine does turn over -- so it is starting -- but seems to cough a lot and push our large billows of black smoke.
I apologize for being such a novice. I have never worked with a large piece of equipment ot a diesel engine. So this is all new to me.
There is a one-foot manual lever that is to the right of the steering wheel (I think it is the choke) that I use to shut the motor down. Basically, I sharve off the fuel. I do not shut it down with a key.
The motor does start a little each time and runs for 2-5 seconds. Is it possible I am "flooding" it with fuel?
I think I understood what you told me. Here is what I just did. 1) there is a little lever next to the fuel filter that I placed on "open." 2) I pulled out the choke to start like you said. Actually, it is a lever on the side of the steering wheel like a turn signal, so I pulled it down. 3) I turned the key to the left for 15 seconds to warm the glow plugs. 4) I turned the key to the right to start the engine. It started beautfully for 4 seconds then shut down as I tried to "push in" the choke. I tried it too other times. Once with a faster push in on the choke and once with a clower push in on the choke. -Dave
Okay. That went pretty well.
Phillips screwdriver -- from the fuel filter there is a little one-quarter inch metal fuel line receptical that connects to a small flexible fuel line that goes into the injector housing. The hose is connected to the metal fitting via a minature hose clamp (that takes a philipps screwdriver.
I unscrewed the clamp and slid the fuel line off. There was a slow stream like you said (the fuel tank holds about 5 gallons and I had filled it). I captured some of the fuel in a glass jar to analyze and then slid the fuel line back on and re-tightened it so I does not leak.
The diesel fuel looks good to me. It is the color of *light urine* and does not have any jelly-like clumping of anything else that looks unusual. So it looks like the fuel into the injector is flowing okay.
Okay, now back to the fuel shut-off. Because this might be Operator Error (me). As I am seated on the tractor and facinmg the steering wheel the fuel shut off is on the right hand side. If it is pushed up (and forward) I have the understanding that this is "off." And when I pull it down and towards my knee this is "on." Does this sound right to you?
I must have messed something up when I reconencted the hose line and hose clamp to the fitting because it would not even begin to start (as in no fuel getting to the injector).
Let's say we stop for the night, okay? It's New Year's Eve and time to relax a bit. I will try and back track in the morning on what I messed up. Will this work for you?
Also, I am in New Jersey. Where do you hail from?
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I have been ill (cold/flu) and needed to drop away for sev eral days. I am ready to accept your answer -- you have been very helpful and althought he problem is not solved you have moved me a long way to understanding the next steps i should be taking. So I am safisfied with your responses. Appreciative too! One question though -- I did not receive the pictures you reference or the instructions regarding how to bleed the injection pump. Will you please try and send these again? I will then indicate "Accept Answer." Thanks, Dave
Hello Dave, here is the photos I sent previously. I hope this is the right tractor. I believe it is. There is a couple photos on the throttle control. It is also couple of photos on the injection pump bleeding. And also how to take the unit injectors out. If you need more information. I will try to do my best to help you. Thank you, Dan.
PS the fourth page has the bleeder screw on the injection pump. The last page has the injections removal and installation. Just as a last resort.