My Tractor Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am going to help my cousin revive a B7000 that has been sitting on his in laws farm for 5 years. Where would you start? Is there anything that i should really look at to help get it running again? Any help or ideas will be great.
 

·
Machinery enthusiast
Joined
·
4,257 Posts
Welcome aboard 1976dgs.
Getting it started and running should be job 1. Sitting for 5 yrs makes the fuel & fuel filter very suspect. It may not start on that old fuel but then again it may. Get a full 5 gal can of fresh diesel to take w/you.
The battery will probably be dead. It may or may not take a charge but I'd recommend to have a known good battery to start it up.
Check the oil & coolant before starting to make sure they're where they are supposed to be. Once it's started and running both will need changed. Condensation will have collected in the oil and rust etc., in the coolant.

Check the air filter. If it's clogged it'll probably not start or run properly.

If the fuel filter is a fuel bowl type, you should be able to drain it without letting air into the fuel system. There should be a fuel cutoff valve on it. Once it's turned on fuel should flow and fill it back up.

It may need the fuel system bled. IF so, you'll need a good battery.

Good luck
Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
843 Posts
Welcome aboard 1976dgs.
Getting it started and running should be job 1. Sitting for 5 yrs makes the fuel & fuel filter very suspect. It may not start on that old fuel but then again it may. Get a full 5 gal can of fresh diesel to take w/you.
The battery will probably be dead. It may or may not take a charge but I'd recommend to have a known good battery to start it up.
Check the oil & coolant before starting to make sure they're where they are supposed to be. Once it's started and running both will need changed. Condensation will have collected in the oil and rust etc., in the coolant.

Check the air filter. If it's clogged it'll probably not start or run properly.

If the fuel filter is a fuel bowl type, you should be able to drain it without letting air into the fuel system. There should be a fuel cutoff valve on it. Once it's turned on fuel should flow and fill it back up.

It may need the fuel system bled. IF so, you'll need a good battery.

Good luck
Dave
:fing32:

Excelent post!

7
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top