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Old 05-17-2012, 11:39 AM
ranger88den ranger88den is offline
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John Deere 855 doesn't run

John Deere 855 diesel, compact tractor that has sat for approx. 2 years. When taken out of service, diesel stabilizer additive was added to fuel tank and the fuel has not gelled. New battery, turns over robustly and blows black exhaust during cranking, but will not run. I am at best, a shadetree mech. with no diesel experience. Any simple checks or common problems/maintence that can be done? Thanks in advance
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:19 PM
agrostis agrostis is offline
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Diesel is more stable than gasoline. But 2 year's is long time for it to sit, even with a stabilizer.

Read this - http://www.mydieseldoctor.com/FAQ.html#10

You need to clean out the fuel system from the line's going to the fuel pump back to the tank. Clean or replace any filter element's. Make sure everything is open. I'll bet that tractor run's like a new one after that.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:29 PM
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Diesel is more stable than gasoline. But 2 year's is long time for it to sit, even with a stabilizer.

Read this - http://www.mydieseldoctor.com/FAQ.html#10

You need to clean out the fuel system from the line's going to the fuel pump back to the tank. Clean or replace any filter element's. Make sure everything is open. I'll bet that tractor run's like a new one after that.
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