Net Tractor Talk
       

Go Back   Net Tractor Talk > Brand Specific Forums > Other Brands Forum (TYM Tractors, Cub Cadet, Craftsman, Simplicity etc.)

Other Brands Forum (TYM Tractors, Cub Cadet, Craftsman, Simplicity etc.) TYM, Tractors, Cub Cadet, Century, Craftsman, Simplicity etc.... With enough activity, any brand can become a forum. Show the activity here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-25-2012, 01:22 PM
Daniel H Daniel H is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Daniel H is on a distinguished road
Default Tractor runs on idle but quits when give gas

I just purchase a Farmall 656 that has been sitting idle for sometime. I drained the sediment bowl that was full of water and dirt. I drained the fuel tank. Tractor runs good when idling but when I give it gas the engine dies. What is the problem? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-25-2012, 02:59 PM
bczoom bczoom is offline
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,930
Thanks: 203
Thanked 521 Times in 397 Posts
bczoom is just really nicebczoom is just really nicebczoom is just really nicebczoom is just really nice
Default

Welcome to the forum.

A bad fuel filter or bad fuel line would be my first guesses. I'm thinking the latter.

If there's a fuel filter between the tank and the carb, it could be letting "some" fuel go through (enough for idle) but not enough when you give it the gas.

If your fuel line is old and is dry-rotted where there's a crack or hole in it, when it goes to pull more fuel, that crack (hole) is allowing air to be pulled instead (drawing from the path of least resistance). You're not getting more fuel, just air.

Those are 2 easy things to inspect/fix/replace. For the fuel line, if you see some places that "don't look right", try wrapping some electric tape around as an intermediate measure to do testing to see if you can get higher RPM's. Be advised though, if the fuel line is bad enough where it could leak out onto the tape, it'll eat the gummy part of the tape over a period of time and make it worst. It's a quick fix for testing but if it fixes the issue, replace the line and don't rely on that tape.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-25-2012, 03:22 PM
Daniel H Daniel H is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Daniel H is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank you for your reply. We will give your suggestions a try.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-25-2012, 07:47 PM
Doc's Avatar
Doc Doc is offline
Chief Bottle Washer / Admin

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ohio USA
Posts: 5,916
Thanks: 2,038
Thanked 485 Times in 306 Posts
Doc is on a distinguished road
Default

I had an issue much like this with a 52 8N that I had. If I remember right I replaced the filter and the old gravity feed fuel bowl and I was good to go.

Welcome to Net Tractor Talk. I'm glad you found us. Good luck getting this worked out.
__________________
Scott me up Beamy!

Other Fun Forums:
Forums Forums .com +++ Net Pet Talk Forums +++ Net Cooking Talk Forums +++
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-26-2012, 03:54 PM
loboloco loboloco is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
loboloco is on a distinguished road
Default

If the filter and line don't fix the problem, it is probably the carburetor. the needles could be gummed up or, if it has one, the float could be chocked up with gunk. a good tear down cleaning or rebuild would fix it though.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-28-2012, 10:48 PM
normvp normvp is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
normvp is on a distinguished road
Default More dirt...

I had a Farmall H some time ago. It also had debris in the sediment bowl. It would not run properly after cleaning out the bowl. I finally discovered that the line from the sediment bowl down to the carburator was packed with rust and sediment. Fuel was seeping through the almost plugged line. The engine would start, even run, but could not provide serious power becuase there was no fuel. Check the line from the sediment bowl on your Farmall. You will want to turn off fuel flow from the tank before removing the fuel line.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-28-2012, 11:34 PM
Doc's Avatar
Doc Doc is offline
Chief Bottle Washer / Admin

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ohio USA
Posts: 5,916
Thanks: 2,038
Thanked 485 Times in 306 Posts
Doc is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by normvp View Post
I had a Farmall H some time ago. It also had debris in the sediment bowl. It would not run properly after cleaning out the bowl. I finally discovered that the line from the sediment bowl down to the carburator was packed with rust and sediment. Fuel was seeping through the almost plugged line. The engine would start, even run, but could not provide serious power becuase there was no fuel. Check the line from the sediment bowl on your Farmall. You will want to turn off fuel flow from the tank before removing the fuel line.
Good informative post Norm. Thanks!
__________________
Scott me up Beamy!

Other Fun Forums:
Forums Forums .com +++ Net Pet Talk Forums +++ Net Cooking Talk Forums +++
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-01-2014, 01:43 PM
LincTex LincTex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 36
Thanks: 4
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
LincTex is on a distinguished road
Default

I had one that y'all will NEVER guess!

I bought a rusty (but not froze up) '48 Farmall C that I got for scrap price and got running.

It did the same thing, and I did EVERYTHING to it - even tried different carburetors... all with the same result. It started and idled fine, open the throttle and it dies. Fuel flow was no problem. I scratched my head and scratched my head and scratched my head....

It was a PAPER WASP NEST built up inside the intake manifold!! At idle, there was enough vacuum to suck the air/fuel mixture through the paper all day long... but when you opened the throttle, it was enough restriction that manifold vacuum dropped when the throttle plate opened and all the suction went away, and it would quit.

It took me a long time to figure that one out... boy oh boy!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2018, www.DotHQ.com