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Terry in Pa

12-18-2003 14:06:15

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Hi All, Just hooked a front blade on my B using the manual lift for my mower, (case blade) and the tractor runs great in the summer,but can be a bugger in the winter. Got new autolite non-resistor plugs, got good spark. Timing good. Fuel isnt that old. The oil is straight 30, and the garage isnt heated, does anyone have trouble starting their B (hand start 39) with thick oil? Just curious if that would make much difference.The carb seems o.k. too. Thanks in advance.....Terry

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Glenn in PA

12-18-2003 20:15:57

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 Re: Lazy B in reply to Terry in Pa, 12-18-2003 14:06:15  
My 38 B get's sluggish in the cold. I think some moisture gets in the mag... Sometimes I get tired out from hand cranking. After while though, all it will take is a half turn lifting the crank, and she pops right off! Go figure... Her way of telling me to stay in by the stove! :>)

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12-18-2003 19:00:50

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 Re: Lazy B in reply to Terry in Pa, 12-18-2003 14:06:15  
I personally would either run 5 or 10w -30 I don't think that the oil thickness is your problem. it sounds like to me that you either have low compression or weak or out of time spark. my father's c used to start hard and we found that the coil in the mag was flakey we made up a make shift electronic ignition and it started quite a bit easier

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12-18-2003 15:41:51

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 Re: Lazy B in reply to Terry in Pa, 12-18-2003 14:06:15  
i use 10w30 year round. i have an electric starter. tractor sets outside under awning. dont matter if it is 90 degrees or 15, it starts after the motor turns over about 3-4 revolutions.

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