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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

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

No Fuel At Injectors When Bleeding Fuel System

Bleeding the fuel system on a tractor is a relatively straight forward job.  However, it is not uncommon for people to contact us saying they have fuel to the injection pump but cannot get fuel to the injectors.

Recently an owner of a TEF-20 wrote in thinking he must be doing something wrong, but he didn’t […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Engines, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Poor Engine Overhauls

We regularly get emails coming in from people saying the’ve overhauled their engine but it still doesn’t start or run very well.

When we dig a little deeper we begin to find out why.

It always amazes us how many people go to all the time and effort of of dismantling an engine and then only do […]

By |February 14th, 2014|Engines|0 Comments

23C Fuel Injection Pump, Aligning The Circlip

The Question
We’ve had a query about aligning the letter G against the circlip mark when timing the fuel injection pump on the 23C engine.  Bob has followed the 23C Engine Rebuild DVD and notes that on the DVD it shows the circlip mark on the lower side of the clip gap.  However, Bob’s tractor has […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

23C Air Cleaner Oil Level

We sometimes like to re-visit previous topics.  This is a discussion from the forum about the oil bath air cleaner oil level.  VTE has a few bits of information to add at the end of this article…

 

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I have never been very clear as to how much oil should be put in the oil container […]

By |December 12th, 2013|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

White Smoke And Misfire, Perkins Engine

The Problem
We recently had a message from Jock who has been getting white smoke and misfire when the engine is ticking over (Perkins 3A.152).  The engine had recently been rebuilt with a crank re-grind, head skim and piston/liner replacement.

When hot and working hard the engine runs fine, seems to have sufficient power and burns clean […]

By |May 18th, 2013|Engines|2 Comments

Replacing Crankshaft Rope Seals

Oil leaking from a tractor clutch housing is a common problem.  We often get asked about this and what the repair involves.  The following information is based on a MF35 tractor, but the procedure is similar for many makes of tractor.

Oil entering the clutch/flywheel housing can be coming from one of two places.  It is […]

By |March 25th, 2013|Engines|0 Comments