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    Default ford 8n smokes

    I have a 1952 Ford 8-n tractor with a positive ground. When ideling the tractor puffs white smoke, while under load the smoke goes away, why?

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    Default Re: ford 8n smokes

    'white' smoke generally is steam, and can mean a blown head gasket or worse.. like a cracked block or head.

    is there water ( emulsion) in the oil.. or oily sheens in the radiator water?

    since you posted she is hard to start cold, this is a good place to start with a compression test.. might have a blown head gasket and geeting leaks between 2 cyls.. making her start rough, blow steam .. etc.. look for steamcleaned spark plugs.

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    Default Re: ford 8n smokes

    White smoke can also be unburnt fuel.

    Whats it smell like ?
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    Default Re: ford 8n smokes

    or half-burnt oil. My 8N smokes all the time, I say I am spraying for mosiqtoes.
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    Default Re: ford 8n smokes

    Quote Originally Posted by Willl View Post
    White smoke can also be unburnt fuel.
    Had this been a diesel.
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    Default Re: ford 8n smokes

    I wonder if you might have some water or condensation in your fuel tank ? I used to have a ford Jubilee and I had that problem once.
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    Default Re: ford 8n smokes

    how do u fix the problem if these condensation in the fuel tank?

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    keep the tank full.. less surface area and air volume for condensation.

    and any water that does form usually makes it to the sediment bowl.. and should easilly be seen... bowl is made to be dumped to clean.

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