Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile    Log inLog in 

Priming a John Deere R


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Le9102011
Regular


Joined: 04 Jul 2018
Posts: 51


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:47 pm    Post subject: Priming a John Deere R Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hey all. Just did a service on my John Deere R and from the looks of it, it’s been a while since the ole girl had a service done. Changed the oil in the Pony Motor, engine oil and filters in addition to the fuel filters. Now the famous words it ran when I parked it and now I can’t get the fuel system primed. Set the filter housing to prime loosened up the bleee screw on top of the house and now she just rolls over and nothing. I farted around with it until I started throwing wrenches any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Back to top
View user's profile
kurt v
Regular


Joined: 17 Jan 2018
Posts: 191


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Priming a John Deere R Reply to specific post Reply with quote

set valve on prime, crack the first bolt on the filters till steady flow of fuel ,tighten bolt , go to front filter crack bolt till you get steady flow of fuel, tighten bolt, go to upper center bolt crack it get full fuel flow , tighten bolt. Now set valve to run and start tractor.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Le9102011
Regular


Joined: 04 Jul 2018
Posts: 51


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Priming a John Deere R Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I didn’t see any bolts on the fuel filter housings just the top bleed
screw. Only thing I have are fuel lines.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
David from Kansas
Tractor Expert


Joined: 19 Nov 2000
Posts: 2270


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: Priming a John Deere R Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just to add my 2 cents; I changed fuel filters many years ago on my R and remember having the same problem. Had heard or read somewhere that sometimes you just had to add a little air pressure to the fuel tank. So....with an air bubble with only about 10 or so PSI, I wrapped a rag around the nozzle and put a little air in the tank while someone watched the bleeder and it worked. Just be careful not to put too much pressure in the tank as that could be disastrous.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
LarrySTN
Long Time User


Joined: 27 Apr 2006
Posts: 1122


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: Priming a John Deere R Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My R had old fuel snot in the line and fuel shut off valve at the bottom of the fuel tank.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
coonie minnie
Tractor Expert


Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 3172


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Priming a John Deere R Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've used your remedy multiple times priming skid steers... It works well.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Le9102011
Regular


Joined: 04 Jul 2018
Posts: 51


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Priming a John Deere R Reply to specific post Reply with quote

LOL.. Strange you said that because an old farmer around my area did exactly that while we were cranking it over, i did find the bleed screws to bleed off the air between the two filters (old ones were filled with shmooo) we got tired of using the starting engine so we hooked it up to another tractor and drug it about a mile before she finally kicked off what a show think the neighborhood we drove through thought we set something on fire. But she runs like a top now put John Deere PLUS 50 II in it and it seemed to quiet it down in addition she has a helluva lot more go go juice and rolls coal like a champ when i give her a little bark while driving... It probably hasnt had the service done for years since the oil in the starting engine was full of water and the big engine the oil was a dark gray and had some water in it. Keeping an eye on the starting engine to make sure i dont have a water leak in addition to the big engine...
 
Back to top
View user's profile
:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> John Deere All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

YT Home  |  Forums

Modern View Forum powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters