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    Default 1977 ford 3600 trouble starting

    Tractor was left out in the weather for about 4 years with cover over exhaust. This is a diesel tractor and I believe it may be seized up.
    I was told by a friend to jack up the rear end, put it in high range and high gear and try to push or move a rear tire. Tractor is loaded up on a tall gooseneck trailer with a bush hog attached.
    Any help would be appreciated....thanks...

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    Many JD

    Default Re: 1977 ford 3600 trouble starting

    I think I would remove the valve cover and make sure there are no stuck valves before trying to turn the engine over. Jacking up a and trying to jerk a wheel will work but I would rather put a breaker bar on the nut on the end of the crank shaft and pull it over that way. If you can bar it over two turns by hand I would hit it with the starter. You may also want to change all the filters and put fresh fuel in as well.

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    Twin Cities, MN
    Ford 3000, Ford 4450, Ford 4200

    Default Re: 1977 ford 3600 trouble starting

    Pull the injectors and pour half a cup of Marvel Mystery oil down each cylinder. Let it sit for a week.
    Then put a battery in it and bump the starter a couple of times. Likely that will unstick her.
    If it breaks free and turns over it'll spew MMO everywhere but that can be cleaned up.
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