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Re: Another unstuck Dexta

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06-20-2013 19:02:43

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Be careful!. A lot of stuff sitting in the cylinders could cause an over-revving engine
until it clears out. I once drove my dad's tractor down hill with a heavy load behind. It run so fast it began sucking oil out of the oil-bath oil cleaner and run even faster!. Luckily we ran out of hill-side before any harm happened. (It was one of those tractors in which the brakes were almost ineffective, from new. At least a 110 lb kid couldn't hold them down hard enough.)

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06-23-2013 13:24:27

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 Re: Another unstuck Dexta in reply to cdmn, 06-20-2013 19:02:43  
Liquid in a Dexta cylinder will cause hydrostic lock. It won't turn over, and it won't run away. Pop out the injectors, spin her with the starter and it'll spray everywhere. Dexta run-aways will be two things, bad rings and on the pneumatic govenor, the pump pneumatic seal or vacuum pipe to pump removed.
believe your run-way was she was either worn out, or ether had been used for starting, and broke the rings, and they will fall out like shelled corn on teardown...

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06-24-2013 09:53:53

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 Re: Another unstuck Dexta in reply to WayneB, 06-23-2013 13:24:27  
The tractor we had was a 444 Massey Diesel. Had a large load of green hay bales on the wagon behind. One of those things that could have ended badly, but didn't. The exciting life of a farm kid.

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06-21-2013 18:43:44

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 Re: Another unstuck Dexta in reply to cdmn, 06-20-2013 19:02:43  
I am very familiar with what you are talking about. My first Dexta was so worn out, after it got warm, and revved over 1600, it would run away. Got tired of that, and when I tore it down for a rebuild, the rings fell apart like shelled corn. Was surprised it even ran.
On this one, I blew out the cylinders with air as I cranked it and put oil drops, let that permeate and then pull started it. It ran and the exhaust was crisp, then ran out of fuel.
The primer bulb, bottom tank valve was bad. Replaced. Ready to pull start it again.

Just pulled in last night with another Super Dexta. Ok, 4:30 this morning. This one has some unique features, especially chrome. Fully complete with the exception, the trailer bar is missing. Its not locked up, and I'm optimistic it will be running this weekend. Tin is hardly dented.

Went to the FNH dealer to get a fuel filter, and was reminded Dextas are antiques. They're older than I am, said the parts guy. You're the first guy I've ever asked for a Dexta part (He's new there...) $28. fot the filter. I can see why I told him, that filter is 3 times the cost. Went to Advanced Auto, and got it for $8.25 with tax.

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