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starting problem

starting problem

starting problem

I have a Massey Fergusen 1080 tractor. Recently it has developed a startng problem. I have noticed that the right fuel filter is always empty. Once sha starts she goes the whole day. next morning, same old problem. Could it be the Fuel pump or the Primary Fuel Pump??

RE: starting problem

Does this tractor have a fuel pump in the tank to feed the injector pump?  If so, that pump could be the culprit.  Either by not pumping, or it may have a bad check valve which allows the fuel to drain back into the tank at night.  Once the fuel is pumped to the main pump during extended cranking, it would run fine.  I suggest that you also look for leaks near the tank, like lines rubbing on the frame, etc.  It may only be a pinhole, but allow the primary filter to empty overnight.

RE: starting problem

You should also check if your tank is a plastic one, I had one like that that used to produce a sediment  that would clog the filters. Wish it would be usefull.

RE: starting problem

At the fuel outlet from the tank there is a tap to stop fuel when doing repairs to the fuel lines. Remove the fuel from the tank then remove the tap and check if it is cloged. I once had a similer problem to yours and this was the culprit.

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