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Ford 950 Overheats Update

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John P.

09-16-2018 08:57:57




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So I tore it all down, and put it back together with a new radiator and water pump from Dennis Carpenter and a new thermostat and gasket from CNH. Started it up and still hotter than hell sitting there at a fast idle. Looked at everything harder and finally realized it was running lean as can be. After much poking, I found that the fuel line at the top section where it is made of rubber had decomposed inside at the bend and was blocking fuel flow except for a trickle. Just enough fuel was flowing to keep it running. So it looks like I need to makeup a new fuel line to get things going again. third party image

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John P.

09-19-2018 08:42:29




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 Re: Ford 950 Overheats Update in reply to John P., 09-16-2018 08:57:57  
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Well that was the thing, it was slower than the float's valve, so it seemed to be somewhat okay at idle, but could not keep up at higher RPMs.



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showcrop

09-19-2018 04:43:46




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 Re: Ford 950 Overheats Update in reply to John P., 09-16-2018 08:57:57  
Well John, I hope that you have found and solved the problem but it is hard to believe that a fuel line could be restricted to just the right opening that it could take the place of the float valve.



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John P.

09-19-2018 03:48:55




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The muffler was hot as can be to the point where the fuel tank got so hot, I was seeing vapors pouring out the vent!

I just bought one of those thermometers from the local Harbor Freight for about $25.



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John P.

09-17-2018 09:35:25




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After swapping out the fuel line for one without the trickle flow, everything was fine again. TEMP gauge is working great!



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riveroadrat

09-18-2018 18:02:53




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 Re: Ford 950 Overheats Update in reply to John P., 09-17-2018 09:35:25  
I guess it was running like a blow torch. Now you can unload that noisy fan. I keep mine in case I have a hot runner sometime. A heat sensor gun is the thing to keep in your toolbox, you can check a lot of things that might make heat.



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JMOR

09-17-2018 08:26:12




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 Re: Ford 950 Overheats Update in reply to John P., 09-16-2018 08:57:57  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeCan't speak experience on lean, but sure thing on late ignition timing!



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Dean

09-17-2018 08:32:19




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 Re: Ford 950 Overheats Update in reply to JMOR, 09-17-2018 08:26:12  
Bingo, Jmor. That will do it.

So will a non functional centrifugal advance.

That said, experience has taught me that it's usually the gage or worn pump impeller.

Dean



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Dean

09-17-2018 06:53:12




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 Re: Ford 950 Overheats Update in reply to John P., 09-16-2018 08:57:57  
I cannot believe that the fuel line is causing it to overheat.

Have you VERIFIED that the temperature gage is accurate?

Dean



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John P.

09-17-2018 03:18:27




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That's what I'm going to try. Stopped by NAPA yesterday afternoon and picked up a 20" length of 1/4" brake line.



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showcrop

09-17-2018 03:17:41




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 Re: Ford 950 Overheats Update in reply to John P., 09-16-2018 08:57:57  
I made new fuel lines for two of mine with steel brake line, with a five inch section of rubber fuel line to allow flex.



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Grandpa love

09-16-2018 19:51:29




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 Re: Ford 950 Overheats Update in reply to John P., 09-16-2018 08:57:57  
I have a 960 and I made a new fuel line out of steel brake line. No rubber parts in it now. Crazy how hot a tractor will run if it's lean,or if timing is off.



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John P.

09-16-2018 14:28:54




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Yes it is quite noisy! This was already on it back when I first got it.



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riveroadrat

09-16-2018 14:13:05




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Ill bet that 6 blade fan is noisy, I used to have one, you might be able to go back to a 3 blade now.



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