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Precheck for Starting.

Postby hatchet » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:10 pm

My Farmall 140 has been idle for 3 years. Have checked all fluid levels, cleaned gas tank, purchased new 6v. battery and installed battery. Polarizing generator is next. Should I squirt some lite oil in spark plug holes to lube cylinder walls? Is there anything else I should do. This is a good tractor and was running good when I shut it down and has been garage kept. :tractor:

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Re: Precheck for Starting.

Postby havoc1482 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:52 pm

If everything checks out the pump should prime within seconds. Some oil in the plug holes wouldn't hurt, but I'm not sure its necessary.
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Re: Precheck for Starting.

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:55 pm

IMHO, a couple of oz. of penetrating lube in each cylinder can't hurt anything. Let it sit for a couple of days, then turn the engine a few times prior to actually starting it. This might help with possible stuck rings. It will help the valves too but you'll get better lubrication by pulling the valve cover and spray a penetrating lube on everything in there that moves.

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Re: Precheck for Starting.

Postby hatchet » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:27 pm

Thanks guys for your advise. I've never let the tractor set this long before. It belonged to my father , bought it new in 1961. Just want to be careful.


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