Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Cooling and Fuel Systems, Hoses and Belts (Part 4)
Our tractor is coming right along. The old oil and filter has been taken to the recycler and the air filter replacement has breathed new life into our motor. Let's take a closer look, now, at the cooling system since it has to work so hard in the summer heat.
Equipment fire is a serious concern. Unfortunately, it is a very common problem in farming equipment. In fact, a large part of our salvage sales are from machines where there has been a heat-related issue on one section of the machine.
Dry weather, high winds and hot machines aren't the best combination when it comes to fire, but with proper preparation, a fire can be prevented.
Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Oil, Oil Filter, and Air Cleaner
In the preceding articles we discussed some of the various aspects of doing a comprehensive tune up. Hopefully some light was shed on why we do or don't do certain things pertaining to inspections and order of events when doing a tune up. Perhaps some useful reasons were given for why parts fail and what to do about preventing part failure in the future. All these tips will help us think and reason out a problem in order to make our tune up last and, hopefully, keep us from spending extra money.
Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Secondary Ignition Wires and Distributor
In Part 1 we inspected and either adjusted the plug gap or replaced the spark plugs. After that, we decided that a compression test was in order so we could verify the internal engine status. In Part 2 of our tractor tune-up guide, we'll inspect the secondary ignition wires and distributor in depth.