Bolens HT20D headache
Posted January 21, 2012 - 05:12 PM
I figured i would plug the factory heater in and let it warm the engine up a little. come back 3o minutes later and i find the heater melted and laying on the ground. I try starting it with the thermostart system i added to it and still nothing.
Wrapped the motor in a tarp with 2 electric heaters to warm the engine up. got it to about 60 * and still wont fire. i though for sure this would do it.
8.5 hours and ive had enough. i moved the snow with the backhoe. calling it quits for the day before i lose it.
Posted January 21, 2012 - 06:41 PM
Posted January 21, 2012 - 07:52 PM
Posted January 21, 2012 - 08:20 PM
That sure does suck! Must not be the cold that is preventing starting after all that warming.
I thought that too. Tried swapping in other injectors. While i had them out i put a few drops of oil into the cylinders to get compression up a little. im getting fuel out of both injector lines .
i tried two starters and two batterys to see if i could get it to crank over faster hoping for the cylinders to build up some heat. one cylinder fired off but it wasnt enough to run.
I see why these engines weren't made very long
Posted January 23, 2012 - 07:57 PM
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Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:13 PM
Being the altruistic kinda guy that I am. And seeing as how in your own words you said "calling it quits for the day before i lose it.".
In the interest of your continued good mental health, I would be willing to come to your place and remove that 'hazard to your health'.
Not only that, but to show you how good a person I am, I won't even charge you for saving your sanity. :D:rolleyes:
Seriously, I really hope you get it sorted. Nothing is more aggravating than an engine to refuse to start for no apparent reason.
Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:15 PM
Posted January 28, 2012 - 10:01 AM
I put a little gas on a rag near the intake instead of ether. still no go
im going to get out there today and give it a go. Willing to bet its going to fire right up like it normally did.
I had a week away from it since i was in OKC for training. My mind is clear and im optomistic.
Posted January 28, 2012 - 10:06 AM
Thermostart i got from ebay for a ford tractor. Its a cheap easy modification since there is a plug in the intake already. If you search this forum for it youll see the thread. It gets the intake really hot. I would have liked it to be between the two intake ports but dont want to butcher a rare motor.
hate to hear that,my son and i just bought a ht20d and kinda have the same starting problem. it really doesnt like the cold weather,it runs great when its running,kinda hard to get it going. where did you get the thermo start for it??
Posted January 28, 2012 - 12:29 PM
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