This post could be called a fingers crossed post.
Our tractor is now starting. It also sounds like something that would be at home on a battlefield.
We know, however, that with a bit of adjustment to the distributor (an nth of degree, apparently), it should/will be running sweetly again.
So how did the man get it sorted? The answer was through my last blog post ‘Tractor Woes’ which resulted in two readers who were mechanics shaking their heads in disbelief at our ‘replace likely stuffed parts until it goes’ approach. And not only did they shake their heads and roll their eyes, they decided to give us some advice on how to diagnose the problem a wee bit more efficiently!
And damn me, using these experts’ expertise was the key, and we now have a tractor that is showing signs of life!
Thank you, guys!