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I recently purchased a used 2002 X585 and the hood becomes superheated after running for about fifteen minutes. I ran it with the hood open and discovered that the exhaust pipes coming from the head are bright orange while running! Any ideas on how to fix this problem. :praying:
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Sounds like it is running too lean.
Is that one fuel injected or carb?
If it's a carb the high and or low speed may need richened up a bit.
Is the air filter clean? How long has it been since the fuel filter has been replaced?
Check the vent on the fuel cap to make sure it is not clogged.
 

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If the pipes are that hot in daylight, and the engine still runs OK, (or so you think) I would suspect the timing is retarded. If it was that lean, it wouldn't have any useable power. Since I'm by no means a JD expert, I'll suggest that if it's air cooled, make sure the cooling system is clean.
 

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You need to get a tune up ASAP. Is the water pump working? Have you ever flushed out your cooling system. Had the valve clearances checked? slkpk
 

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Thanks for the advice I will give it another try tomorrow!

Maverick- It is Fuel injected. I just replaced the fuel and air filter. The vent is also clear on the fuel tank.

rscurtis- The engine actually sounds great and has plenty of power for mowing. The machine is liquid cooled.

farmer- How do I tune up a EFI engine? Any help would be appreciated.

slkpk- The water pump appears to be functioning properly. I will flush the cooling system and check the valve clearances tomorrow too.

Thanks again for all your help please keep the ideas flowing. I will give you guys an update sometime tomorrow.
 

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Does it in fact overheat? It's very common for the head pipes to glow orange these days due to the very lean fuel/air mix due to EPA regulations. Some folks don't see it unless they operate at night.
 

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Does it in fact overheat? It's very common for the head pipes to glow orange these days due to the very lean fuel/air mix due to EPA regulations. Some folks don't see it unless they operate at night.
I don't think so. Although I'm currently still working at getting the temperature gauge to work properly.
 

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We use to have an old massey 65 diesel tractor and when you worked it hard the end of the muffler would get cherry red. At night you could actually see a small flame at the end of muffler. As far as getting a tune up, myself I would take it to a shop or JD dealer that was capable of checking timing and whatever it needed. Maybe you have all the equipment to do it yourself, I don't.
 

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I think I'm gonna try a few more of the ideas before I head to the dealer. I'll try keep you posted.
 

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Well thanks for your help guys. I was able to to get the temperature guage to work and the engine was running cool. So I called my local dealer and the mechanics there said that it is normal for the exhaust to run that hot.
 

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Now that's good news JD21295
 
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