URGENT - Rough running & RED HOT MANIFOLD


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URGENT - Rough running & RED HOT MANIFOLD

Francis I Need help, really...


Hum, My trusted MF1085 with a 318 Perkins, started to lose power a bit,(just in the last few days) then was running rough and barely running at all. With 12 inches of snow on the ground and three laneways to do... :(

I barely made it back from the mother-in-law, engine close to stalling, no power, barely picking-up speed... When I finally got home, The manifold was RED HOT! I am not kidding! I was missing a gallon of engine cooler.

A mechanic I call suspected gas in the fuel. I just filled it up at the pump from the local station (not a mixup of fuel containers) I have pulled some fuel out, it'a a bit more yellow than the new fuel I bought (from a different station). It does not light up with a match.

I also checked the timing. It was a bit off, but very little.

The engine will start alright, but runs very rough. After starting it again, I went back and forth for MAYBE five minutes with it (After the timing adjustement and the bleeding fun) to see if it would clear up. When I stepped down, (it was dark outside by now), the manifold was RED HOT AGAIN and half the MUFFLER TOO!!

Damn it! What the hell is going on with my favorite (and desperately needed) tractor?

Thanks in advance to all!


Francis



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