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    Default BX 1860 starts rough

    The last few times i've run my BX it seems to start pretty ugly. Today for the first time it started and quit. Lots of white smoke for the first 5-10 seconds. It lives in a dry warm barn, and only has 20 hrs on it. A while back I posted a thread about starting procedure and have not really altered mine since it was new. For some reason after starting it from cold, it sputters, and smokes before it "catches". Today it sputtered and quit after 3-4 seconds. I attempted to start it again, it sputtered and smoked for 5-10 seconds and then idled normally. I've noticed this becoming gradually worse over the last month or so. I use good fuel from a large station, and let it warm up properly, I maybe baby it too much, but this is a little bit of a concern for me. So my questions are, is this normal? I feel like my new tractor should start like a new tractor. I check my fluids before every use, and all are topped off. The tractor runs great, and once its warmed up it starts perfectly, or at least what I believe is perfect. I've always preheated for the 3-5 second per the manual, and it doesn't seem to make a difference if the throttle is at idle, half throttle(as recommended by the manual) or am I just asking a diesel engine to be like a gas engine? Maybe it's something simple? Any Ideas? Thanks in advance........

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    Super Member radioman's Avatar
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    Default Re: BX 1860 starts rough

    perhaps your glow plugs is bad?

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    Default Re: BX 1860 starts rough

    Are you using your glow plugs before starting?
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    Default Re: BX 1860 starts rough

    Quote Originally Posted by beckmurph View Post
    Are you using your glow plugs before starting?
    Preheating 3-5 seconds per the manual

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    Default Re: BX 1860 starts rough

    i think you might have a fuel problem. I'd take a hard look at your filter, see if it's discolored or has sedement in it.

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    Default Re: BX 1860 starts rough

    use the glow plug a bit longer and put the trottle up a bit and you will see some difference

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    Default Re: BX 1860 starts rough

    Second the little long plug and slight higher throttle. It wuz durn cold here mid iowa yesterday from the 75-80 last week.

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    Default Re: BX 1860 starts rough

    Quote Originally Posted by poldies4 View Post
    Preheating 3-5 seconds per the manual
    Are you counting 3 - 5 or timing it???? Counting to 3 is about 1.5 seconds. What is the temp??? As it gets colder it takes more glow. Most diesels sputter for a few seconds.
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    Default Re: BX 1860 starts rough

    I go a bit longer on the glow plugs than you do. I guess I go around 6 seconds in the summer, and 10 seconds in the winter.

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    Default Re: BX 1860 starts rough

    It was freezing recently, literally. In warmer weather 3-5 counts works OK. In the cold stuff 6-10 counts. In zero weather, two sets of 10 counts. It fires up in a flash. No puffs and no stumbles. Also, diesel additive year round. Just a wee splash in fuel can.
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