Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    John Deere 5103

    Default JD 5103 loses power and blows white smoke

    I recently bought an '05 5103 with a MX6 rotary cutter, it had 165 hours when I bought, I have put 40 hours on it. I was cutting a 44 acre pasture two days ago when the tractor lost power and started blowing some white smoke from the exhaust. I talked to friend who suggested I change the fuel filter, but after an hour the same situation happened again. I have drained the fuel, changed both the fuel lines, and I still have the same problem. After about an hour of cutting i lose power and the tractor blows white smoke. I have to shut it down for 20-30 then it will crank up fine and run for about an hour and the whole thing starts over again. Any suggestions on what the problem might be?

  2. #2
    Veteran Member RPW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default Re: JD 5103 loses power and blows white smoke

    Possible a partially blocked fuel return line. Originally I thought the engine was siezing but you say after a few minutes it starts fine. The one question I have is if you try starting immediately does it crank at normal speed or is it v-e-r-y slow. If it cranks slowly then you might have a motor that's siezing up.

    Good luck.
    2008 JD 5103, FEL, 6' Frontier, 6' HD boxblade, 7' Landscape rake, More impliments to come, Bobcat (clark) 742 SS.

Similar Threads

  1. Winter Storm Blows in New JD 3320
    By CinderSchnauzer in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-14-2008, 11:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
© 2018 TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.