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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:19 pm    Post subject: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ford 4000 select 4 cyl gas... Wouldn't start, did a complete tune-up, had bad gas in tank, emptied completely, pulled out shut off valve from bottom of tank, cleaned and reinstalled. Replaced fuel line from tank to carburetor with new line and in-line filter. Put in fresh gas. Could get running by choking it and holding choke open. Took carburetor apart, cleaned and reinstalled. Runs for a few minutes without using choke, then suddenly shuts off and in-line fuel filter is empty. Wait for a little bit and filter fills back up, then starts and fuel filter empties after a few minutes. Doesn't seem to have any restrictions in the line from tank to carburetor. Don't know if carburetor is losing prime, or suction, or if vent problem. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!!
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

From your description, your fuel flow is stopping. Try loosening the gas cap.
If that doesn't work, lose the in line filter and use the sediment bowl that it should have.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:36 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote



How did you drain the gas? If it was by way of the normal outlet where the shut-off is you left almost all the contaminants in the tank, and then stirred them up when you refilled it so that the outlet can plug again. I have had good luck cleaning tanks of nearly all the crud by siphoning. How do you "choke it and hold the choke open"?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:18 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

thanks, will try that
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:21 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

siphoned gas out; removed, cleaned, reinstalled fuel shut-off valve. Used fresh gas, started, still shuts off
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:36 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote



Is the gas getting to your spark plugs?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Try removing the in-line fuel filter. There are too many kinds of in-line fuel filters, and most are not designed for the amount of flow required in a gravity fed fuel system like that tractor has. Most designed for gravity feed are designed to provide sufficient flow for lawn tractors, not farm tractors. Others are designed for use with a fuel pump of some sort. Ones that are designed for gravity feed and provide sufficient flow are not very common.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

thanks, will be trying that shortly
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had a similar problem and it was a couple
things. First the drain cock filter was
partially clogged. I took it out, flushed
the tank and put a new one in since they
are not expensive. Second, I found one of
my fuel lines had collapsed, replaced them,
and for good measure I cleaned the sediment
bowl and carb bowl. Worked like a charm
after that. Hope that helps
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 4000 4 cyl. gas Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Also, the fuel cap is a possible problem as mentioned before. If its not venting it won't let the fuel drain down or drains slowly. May cap has a hole in the center with a small bolt with a lock nut on the bottom. Guess thats one way to vent a cap...lol
 
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