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Water Down Exhaust Pipe

It is quite common for rain water to get down a tractor exhaust pipe and into a cylinder.  Often people have put a tin can over the exhaust to protect it, but then the wind has blown the can off.

The question is what we need to do to remove the water and make the engine […]

By |January 7th, 2015|Engines|0 Comments

23C Engine, Locating Timing Hole In Flywheel And Finding TDC

Paul has been having difficulty determining Top Dead Centre of his engine for timing purposes (or 16 degrees before TDC in the case of this engine).  His flywheel does not have the standard locating hole used for this, so what can he do?  Here is Paul’s question and some techniques he can use…

 

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I’m currently […]

By |January 1st, 2015|Old Forum Posts|2 Comments

3A 152 Injector Nozzle Pressure Setting

Information on setting the injector nozzle pressure settings for a Perkins 3A.152 3 cylinder engine as fitted to a Massey Ferguson 35 tractor.  This discussion follows the story of Ryan’s tractor.

When trying to get good starting performance there may be more than one issue that needs attention.  Ryan began by reconditioning the injectors, but also […]

By |January 1st, 2015|MF35 FE35 TO35, Old Forum Posts|0 Comments

MF35, 3 Cylinder, Loosing Oil Pressure

We’ve had this question come in…
After about 1 to 2 hours running my MF35 3 cyl 1960 model starts loosing oil pressure.  Also if taking out the oil dipstick, exhaust gases/smoke is coming out.  How can I fix this? can a good DIY man fix it without an engineer? Is it safe to continue running […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

Massey Ferguson 590 (Perkins 4.248 Engine), Compression Test

This is a rather interesting video looking at the compression testing of a Perkins 4.248 tractor engine.  This video is from Youtube user EngineerLikes Farming.  Vintage Tractor Engineer follows this channel and likes many of the videos.  We would recommend you subscribe too!

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It shows the compression measurement at […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Engines, MF 500 series|0 Comments

FE-35 Glow Plugs

We recently wrote about Ferguson FE-35 glow plugs.  The vital piece of information in the article was that glow plugs from a Land Rover engine also fitted the Standard 23C engine.  Land Rover parts are quite easily obtainable, so this is a good source of supply if you need glow plugs.

We have been given some […]

By |December 11th, 2014|MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

Ferguson FE35 Glow Plug Information

Many Standard 23C diesel engines have the ‘Thermostart’ heating and vaporising coil fitted in the inlet manifold.  Effective as this is, FE-35 tractors sold for use in areas of the world where extreme cold temperatures are expected were often fitted with ‘cold climate heads’ that have individual heater plugs for each pre-combustion chamber.  Tractors equiped […]

By |December 9th, 2014|MF35 FE35 TO35, Tractor Electrics|10 Comments

MF 3080 Engine Rebuild

This past week we’ve been rebuilding a Perkins A6.354 engine from a Massey Ferguson 3080.

This engine has only done a little over 6,000 hours, but hasn’t be well looked after.  The owner is a gentleman who takes lots of care and time looking after his pigs, but unfortunately spends little time on machinery maintenance.

 

 

A couple […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Engines|1 Comment