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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Forgot to mention the decompression lever, I don’t think I have seen one my self
I believe it gets a bit cool in Canada, in the cool weather when the motor is hard to crank, you hold the lever in the decompression position crank the engine,
When the engine is up to revs you drop the lever and hopefully it will start.
It would be good to decompress the engine while cranking it to bleed the fuel also
As for your dad, I too am 75
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:30 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello, hope you get your tractor started and sorted out. Additional information at fordsontractorpages.nl in England where this tractor was built. Brian is the man from the factory and can help you a bunch. Majors are built like a tank and can even handle a 6 cyl engine conversion. Best Regards brownsmule in NC
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Rinsed filter out with clean diesel. Ordering one w new petcock valve and maybe new pump. I'm collecting all the filters and getting containers to drain fluids into.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I will see if I got a picture of that lever it's actually pretty cool it makes it much easier on the battery to turn over much easier to bleed and like you said it would probably help started almost like you do with ATVs that have a decompression lever.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Notice right below the Twisted upper radiator hose is a lever in the down position this position gives full compression while cranking if you pick that lever up you can bleed the system with no compression and the battery just turn the engine right over.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Not yet. ????
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Not yet. ????
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I grabbed this image from the net, the top mark is were you add oil, you fill to the other mark and the drain is the bolt below that.


 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Nice diagram. Thank you for posting.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote


How many quarts of oil does this tractor take on a change?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote

8 quarts. Here's a manual.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Super-Major-Manual/261441274587?hash=item3cdf1d42db:g:WbAAAOxydUJTOxxw
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 5000 Super Major Reply to specific post Reply with quote

in JLMac picture, note the excess fuel button, this is for cold starting.
lever in full revs position, towards the front of the engine, then push the button in
 
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