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Re: Fordson Dexta Timing....

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04-07-1999 18:15:48

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John, I'm looking in the factory repair manual. With the flywheel at "Spill" you should see 2 marks on the injection pump gear. The 2 marks are approx. 2 teeth apart. The upper one is marked "S", which should line up with the pointer when the flywheel is at TDC. When the flywheel is at "spill" (point of injection), the lower of the two marks should be aligned with the stationary pointer, but from the picture I'm looking at it appears to be just a line with no other ID. No mention in this book anywhere about a "C". I've never done one of these myself, hope this info can be of some help. If it runs good, I doubt your starting problem is timing related, more likely low compression.

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05-06-1999 16:04:42

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 Re: Re: Fordson Dexta Timing.... in reply to Bern, 04-07-1999 18:15:48  
the spill markes they talk about in the manul may or my not be marked i checked mine as mine also does not start well and i have the same setup as you do if memory serves me right it is the second mark after the tdc mark dont have my manul right here, but i would check my comp.first then injectors,but i had mine done engine runs better but did very little for starting,iam going to have pump done next if that dosnt do it then pistons and rings next, talked to a friend who had perkins in massy fergson thinks i should do pump first fro m his experince with them,need help call 608 355 0555, willing to talk about what i can

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Vincent Braniff

08-28-2003 04:08:36

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 Re: Re: Re: Fordson Dexta Timing.... in reply to orville, 05-06-1999 16:04:42  
Hi Orville.
I was searching the web and came across your timing problem with the Dexta.(dated May '99)
I suppose that you have it fixed by now and that it is just a distant memory. I have the same problem at the minute. I took off the pump to repair a cracked cylinder block. When I put the pump back on it was difficult to start. I made the mistake of using easy start which did the trick for a few days. Now it refuses to start. I've adjusted the timing 4 or 5 times to no avail. I would be interested to know how you solved your problem. By the way - where do you live? I live in Co. Armagh, Ireland.
Best wishes and hope to hear from you!

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10-26-1999 12:18:27

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 Re: Re: Re: Fordson Dexta Timing.... in reply to orville, 05-06-1999 16:04:42  
I own a Fordson Major and I had to pull the motor and replace the overdrive shifter. I remove the fuel pump and the motor was cranked over. Now I need to find out how to set the timing back up. I know about setting the two marks up on the fuel pump,but how do I go about getting the piston to TDC? It is a 4 cyclinder Diesel Industrial Backhoe Tractor. Thanks for any help, Ron rcma@access2k1.com

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04-07-1999 20:10:39

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 Re: Re: Fordson Dexta Timing.... in reply to Bern, 04-07-1999 18:15:48  
It's been many years but I used to be a Ford tractor mechanic when these pneumatic Dexta were fairly new. I think you might improve the starting and performance of the engine by increasing the maximum fuel delivery by breaking the maximum delivery seal on the screw with the jam nut at the bottom and backing it out about 2 turns. If this causes too much smoke at a hard pull you can turn it back in a little. However it might make it easier to start.

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