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Restored FE35 4 Cylinder Starting In Cold Weather

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We often get emails and photos from customers who have restored their tractors (and it’s great to see how people have got on).

Andrew (who incidently has a quaint little holliday cottage in Whitby) has sent us a video of his grey and red FE35 starting up from cold in winter time…

Andrew thought the video may […]

By |April 17th, 2012|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|6 Comments

MF35 Hydraulic Oil Replacement

Andrew asks…


Having completed a full strip down and rebuild of the engine according to the dvd I have now bought the Hydraulics dvd and am about to start looking at that end of the tractor.

I noticed that Ian mentions using multigrade oil in the gearbox/hydraulics. Having Googled this and looking at a few forums […]

By |January 29th, 2012|Hydraulics, MF35 FE35 TO35|Comments Off on MF35 Hydraulic Oil Replacement

1962 MF35 Photos

Vintage Tractor Engineer always likes to hear from MF35 owners from across the world who kindly send in photographs of their tractors, especially when we get the serial number.  This helps build a catalogue of tractors that we can use to compare against our own machines – particulary helpfull when trying to do an authentic […]

By |December 23rd, 2011|MF35 FE35 TO35|Comments Off on 1962 MF35 Photos

MF35 Overheating and Stalling

Lau from Denmark has done a complete engine rebuild of the 23C engine in his Massey Ferguson 35.  However, he is having some problems and has written in to see what could be the trouble.  He says…

I have followed the whole rebuild process acording to the fantastic DVD I bought (I also bought […]

How To Fit Core Plugs, MF35

In the UK we’ve had two consecutive cold winters and the frost has blown core plugs from some engines which haven’t either been drained of coolant or had sufficient antifreeze concentrations.  Owners who have had blown core plugs are lucky that this fail-safe has worked – they could have been dealing with a more serious […]

By |June 7th, 2011|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|1 Comment

Ring Gaps, MF35 23C Engine

The ring gaps are an important thing to look at when assessing an engine for serviceability.  Excessive ring gaps will cause reduced compression, impair starting and running performances.
What is the ring gap?
The ring gap is the gap between the end of the rings.  This is measured with feeler gauges.
Tractor and engine manufacturers will provide tools […]

By |February 16th, 2011|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|2 Comments

Setting Lever Springs For MF35 Hydraulics

Making the settings on the lever springs for the Massey Ferguson 35 hydraulic system is quite a fiddly job, and the method is shown in detail on the MF35 Hydraulics DVD.  However, we just thought that a written description of the process may also help.

So here it is…

Loosen retainer nut and eccentric cam.
Make sure quadrant […]

By |February 3rd, 2011|Hydraulics, MF35 FE35 TO35|6 Comments

Ferguson TE 20 Hydraulics Tutorial Preview Video

We launched the  TE20 Hydraulics DVD last month and it’s already been sent all over the world to Ferguson tactor owners in…

Norway, Republic of Ireland, United States, England, Scotland, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Germany, Australia and Denmark.
Preview Video
Now things have settled down a little and Vintage Tractor Engineer has found a moment, […]

By |January 22nd, 2011|Hydraulics, TE20|6 Comments