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Possible Starter Problem

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Chistian Fromme

04-10-2004 07:54:52

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Bear with me here, this is the first time that I have ever used this sight.

I have a 8N, not restored, I use to all the time. It was my dad's, and he never told me much about how to use it, maintain it, anything. I am not a Tractor guy, but am hoping to become one.

My initial question to the group is: My battery died on it, so I replaced it. Now all that happens is that it clicks really fast when I turn over the key. I think it is probably a starter problem, but am just trying to make sure before I drop $120 on a new starter. Does any body have any thoughts or advice?

Also, since I have never really learned about this tractor, is there any way that I can hook a log-splitter up to it? I don't think so, but wanted to bounce the idea off of some more experienced people. Like I said earlier, I would love to learn more about all of the uses of the 8N. It is not in great shape, but one day I hope to restore/repair it.

Thanks for the help.

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Chistian Frommer

04-10-2004 15:36:34

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 Re: Possible Starter Problem in reply to Chistian Frommer, 04-10-2004 07:54:52  
Thanks for the advice I have recieved so far. On the starter itself, what is the little thin piece of metal over the end? Is that just to protect the starters guts?

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Bruce (VA)

04-10-2004 09:21:26

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 Re: Possible Starter Problem in reply to Chistian Frommer, 04-10-2004 07:54:52  
Welcome to the board! Re your starter problem, what bj sez is the way to go. Clean all the terminals, and make sure the positive cable is grounded to a bright clean spot on the block. Also, assuming this is still 6 volt, you should have at least 1 gauge cables (thick as your thumb) If cleaning & new cables don't work, get back on the board for advice on starter removal. And, I've never paid more than $70 to rebuild an 8N starter; rebuild it if you can!

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04-10-2004 08:10:27

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 Re: Possible Starter Problem in reply to Chistian Frommer, 04-10-2004 07:54:52  
Before you throw parts at the trouble make sure all of your electrical connections are "clean brite and tite". Wire brush off all of the crud and see if that doesn't heal it.

The internal hydralics are too low in volume to make for a satisfactory log splitting experience. Cycle times will be far too slow. You are going to be better off with either a PTO driven splitter [rare] a front mount pump and attendant plumbing; or just rent or borrow one if you don't plan to use it often.

Your mileage may vary

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