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05-26-2009, 03:10 PM #1
Help with John Deere diesel?
Maybe not the right venue but figure worth a shot. I have a mid 80s John deere diesel, 2 cylinder. I'm not sure off hand what model but its larger than a lawn tractor but not as big as a farm tractor.
Anyway, after it gets warm it runs bad, gets leaner and leaner till finally it will quit after about 25 minutes. I'm thinking its the injection pump. I have changed all the obvious stuff...fuel filter, air filter etc...
thoughts and ideas would be great.
05-26-2009, 03:17 PM #2
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Check for air leaks into the low pressure fuel side. Before the filter. replace any cracked hoses.
05-26-2009, 06:06 PM #3
Let the engine get up to temp and spray a little WD-40 around the intake manifold gasket. Be careful not to let your spray go into the air filter as that would give you a false reading. If you have a leak the engine should respond by a change in RPM. Sounds like you're getting an intake leak after the metal expands.
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05-26-2009, 06:30 PM #4
Make sure your fuel bowl is seated properly. My '95 Deere 1070 actually caught an air bubble in the secondary bowl and wouldn't let the system get primed.2010 Equinox LT
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05-26-2009, 09:37 PM #5
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As someone that has owned 5 Merc diesels I can tell you of some fuel supply oddities. You could have a hair line crack in a line or seal. I had a situation where I had a very fine crack in an o-ring. For the most part it would run OK. When, you started it was fine, but a few minutes later it was sucking air for a few seconds causing loss of power until it made it through the air gap (self priming pump).1997 K1500 Silverado 5.7L
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05-27-2009, 06:51 AM #6
Thanks, I will check those items today and with some luck be able to do some yardwork.
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