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MF35 And 135 Perkins Diesel Oil Pump Assessment

Last week we took a quick look at an MF135 that was in for refurbishment.  Today we take a closer look at the lubricating oil pump

This information is for the MF35 and MF135 tractors that have the Perkins A3.152 (or AD3.152) engine fitted.

How Does It Work?
The pump drive gear is pressed and keyed on to […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Engines, MF135, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

MF135 In For Refurbishment

A friend of Vintage Tractor Engineer had started on the overhaul of a 135.

Unfortunately, ill health meant he couldn’t complete the project, so the tractor came to us.  The engine and clutch were all dismantled and boxed up in the order of removal.  The owner brought it to us looking a bit concerned that his […]

By |November 21st, 2016|Engines, MF135, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Oil Pressure Low When Engine Gets Hot

This article comes about due to a question that came in from an owner of a Massey Ferguson 135 tractor.
What Are The Symptons
When the tractor engine is first started the oil pressure is normal on the gauge and everything seems to be fine.

However, as the engine warms up you notice a drop in the oil […]

By |November 13th, 2015|Engines|0 Comments

Tractor Engine Losing Power

Peter jumped on his tractor, hitched up the topper (bush hog) and drove down the track to Ivy Bottom Field.

It was bright and sunny February day and his trusty Massey Ferguson 675 was singing away like it normally does.

Ivy Bottom Field is a bit bumpy, due to mole hills.  Peter went four times round the […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Engines|0 Comments

MF35 Timing Chain Replacement

This following question has been asked by someone who wishes to replace the timing chain on their Standard 23C engine.

 

The Question…
I am trying to read the lines between the Engine Rebuild DVD and the Workshop Manual on the subject of Timing Chain Replacement.

I am pulling off the front of my ’59 MF35 4 Cyl Diesel […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35, Old Forum Posts|2 Comments

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|4 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

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