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WD chugging, smoking

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06-05-2002 19:10:26

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A couple months ago I acquired a 1950 WD. Up until
the last couple days it ran great, no smoke, good
power and ran smooth. Recently it started running
jerky and popping smoke with little power. When I
shut it off I hear a single deep glug sound from
the exhaust I didn't hear before. It was converted
over to a 12 volt system right before I bought it.
It still starts right up but I'm puzzled at the
sudden change in how it runs. Any help would be
greatly appreciated. Thanx, Dale

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06-09-2002 05:08:28

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 Re: WD chugging, smoking in reply to Dale, 06-05-2002 19:10:26  
Cleaned the oil bath of the air cleaner, which was
half full of gunk, but did not help. Needed cleaned out really bad anyway. Will clean
filter next, then look at exhaust and then go to carb. I noticed the sound made when I turn off the engine almost sounds like a gasp for breath and happens a second or two after the engine is completely shut off.
Thanx to everyone for the help. I hope to eventually restore this tractor to original condition and make some of the shows here in the
east. I'll be retiring in a couple years and god
willing would like to make it to the midwest to
the Gathering Of The Orange at one of it's locations. Like many WD owners I drove a tractor like this growing up on our farm and have never lost my passion for it. Thanx again for all help.

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jim in ks

06-06-2002 17:22:18

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 Re: WD chugging, smoking in reply to Dale, 06-05-2002 19:10:26  
I know this sounds stupid,but you might check the muffler and see if it is pluged. I had the same symtoms with an old car,took four days to find.

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Brad Wies

06-06-2002 08:54:34

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 Re: WD chugging, smoking in reply to Dale, 06-05-2002 19:10:26  
Hello, since it was a "sudden" occurence, you should remove the air cleaner parts and clean them out with a solvent. The air cleaner and parts of it may have gotten plugged up giving it a natural choked effect. Alot of times now, air filter matinence is overlooked. If this doesn't solve problem go to the carb and reuild it, easier than it looks, if uncomfortable doing it, refer to this board or a friend. All it sounds like is a good tractor in need of a doctors work. Good luck, and I hope you solve the problem,-Brad Wies

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Booger Bob

06-06-2002 08:53:47

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 Re: WD chugging, smoking in reply to Dale, 06-05-2002 19:10:26  
Is your choke opening completely? Also, make sure your air cleaner is not partially plugged up.

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James (MO)

06-06-2002 05:00:06

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 Re: WD chugging, smoking in reply to Dale, 06-05-2002 19:10:26  
The black smoke indicates the engine is getting too much fuel. It sounds like the engine is being starved of fuel and all of a sudden it gets a big shot of it. I would start the troubleshooting by removing the carburetor and looking for a badly worn inlet needle/seat valve. (A carb rebuild kit will solve that problem). You might also check to see if the float has a hole in it by putting it in some diesel fuel for a few hours (overnight?)and see if it remains afloat. My $0.02

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James (MO)

06-05-2002 20:46:52

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 Re: WD chugging, smoking in reply to Dale, 06-05-2002 19:10:26  
Is the smoke blue or black?

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06-06-2002 02:48:11

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 Re: Re: WD chugging, smoking in reply to James (MO), 06-05-2002 20:46:52  
The smoke appears to be black. Up until 2 days
it was clear. The change was sudden.

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