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Re: fordson super major

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09-28-2011 00:40:20

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She has had a replacement engine. "S" numbered engines are industrial units that were used on combines and other applications.

The usual problems are blocked fuel filters/air un the system. Have you opened the bleed screws on the filter and pump, then used the hand primer to get rid of air?

A picture would be a great help as these tractor engines were slightly different and it could be an aid to finding the problem.

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09-28-2011 11:00:09

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 Re: fordson super major in reply to Majorman, 09-28-2011 00:40:20  

hears a picture of it when I found it.

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09-29-2011 01:12:28

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 Re: fordson super major in reply to M.Given, 09-28-2011 11:00:09  

You have a Minimec pump. There are two bleed screws under the injector lines, open these and make sure you have air free diesel coming out of these when you operate the primer.

You do not have a fuel filter. This can be bad news.

The engine stop control,half hidden by the plastic fuel pipe should be forward to run, in the centre of the pivot is a button/shaft which is the excess fuel button. This can stick and cause non starting/low power. Move the lever forward and grip the shaft with a pair of pliers and gently pull this outwards. If it comes out, try to start again.

If it will run on ether, you have a fuel problem rather than a compression one. These tractors will run and start easily in a very worn state.

Get back to us again if this does not work.

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