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8N only starts on ether

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03-26-2005 13:58:13

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8N will start on ether then runs great. Will not start any other way. Any ideas. Just tore into MS THX 33 and cleaned put some new gaskets and seals in (not a complete kit). Did set up for nearly 5 years. Had some gas left it tank but filled with fresh and also but carb cleaner in tank too. Clean every jet and carb clean came out of each. Am out of ideas.

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Dell (WA)

03-26-2005 14:39:43

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 Re: 8N only starts on ether in reply to Wromesburg, 03-26-2005 13:58:13  
Worm..... .....tractors that set for 5yrs frequently loose their COMPRESSION from stuck rings. Yer use of ether quick-start semi-bypasses the stuck ring problem. And you only "think" yer tractor runs well after you gitt-itt started.

Do the dreaded compression test; Ford specs: 90psi min (dry). Pull ALL yer sparkies. Do 5-puffs min and ritter down. Then squirt about 1oz (tablespoon) of engine oil down the sparkie hole and doo 5-puffs again. Iff'n compression increased 20-30psi, then its a pretty good bett ya eather gott stuck rings or a very worn-out engine. Iff'n no increase, ya eather gotts bad valves or blown headgaskett.

My money is on stuck rings. NOT EXPENSIVE to fix.

Pour about 1oz of MARVEL MYSTERY OIL ($5, cheap) down each sparkie hole and rotate the engine a couple of strokes and letter sitt!!! Next day dooer again!! 3rd day dooer again!!. On the 4th day, 1oz of regular engine oil to seal the rings and try and STARTER WITHOUT ether quickstart. Once all the oil burns outtta the engine and it warms up. Stop and do 'nutter compression test. DRY, 5-puffs min. ritter down. Now compare with first DRY compression tests. Should be 100-110psi (dry) for a good engine.

Report back what you find iff'n yer uncertain how to interpert yer compression readings..... ...respectfully, Dell

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03-26-2005 14:27:46

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 Re: 8N only starts on ether in reply to Wromesburg, 03-26-2005 13:58:13  
Try different levels of choke while starting. I rebuilt an old tsx and it will not start the tractor with full choke. Half choke with 1/4 throttle cranks her right up. Don't know why. Put an after market new carb on from another 8n and full choke cranks it. Swapped the crabs back because the tsx runs better after cranking. Also the rubber needle valve in the kit was sticking so I put the old one back.

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