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MF35 Draft Control Spring Nut

DaveW

Hi folks,
Ihave 2 questions about the draft spring nut,
What is behind the grub screw on the side of the housing, I have to drill the screw out as the hex socket is rounded off and the screw is rusted in tight.
Also, is there a tool available to undo the nut or do i have […]

23C Engine, Fitting Injection Pump Timing Gear

The injection pump timing gear must be fitted correctly in order that the injection pump timing is correct for the Standard 23C engine.

The process of how to do this is shown in our MF35 (23C) Engine Rebuild DVD.

One thing to be aware of is that the measurement (45 degrees anti-clockwise from the master spline) is […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|6 Comments

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…

 

PaulR

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