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 07-31-2010, 23:14 Post: 172733
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I just purchased a used 231s massey tractor with only 735 hrswhich I thought was in real good shape but the tractor starts sputtering and grey smoking at about 1700 rpm, I live a ways from a dealer and thought someone may have had this trouble and could help me out.






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 08-01-2010, 11:52 Post: 172739
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Could be several things, possibly minor, but let me make a suggestion. You might be fairly inexperienced with diesels, and that's a nice model, so why don't you invest in a service manual for it. The engine troubleshooting section should address that symptom, but why don't you check everything. For instance, maybe it needs a new air filter.






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 08-01-2010, 16:23 Post: 172745
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Thanks for replying, I have tried new air filters fuel filters cleaned and checked all fuel lines engine runs good first thing every morning untill it warms up then it starts suttering at about 1700 rpms if you ease back on the throttle a little it will quit and run fine; ANYBODY HAD THIS PROBLEM?






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 08-02-2010, 16:14 Post: 172757
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First I am doing a lot of guessing here but should not hurt if wrong: Have you tried a good injector cleaner to see if it helped?
For questions to help narrow it down: is it with load on it doing this or not?
Have you run a few tanks of fuel through it to know it is good fuel?
Changed filters, any sign of water in the fuel?






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 08-03-2010, 21:38 Post: 172801
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I think I have found the problem with the 231s,I have been talking with some massey mechanics and they told me there was a thermal sensor on the bottom of the injection pump that adjusted the timing when the engine got to operating temp, that is when my tractor started sputtering and smoking ,so I unplugged it and the tractor ran perfect,but I would like to know what this sensor is for because the older model masseys do not have this on them and the people I have been talking to dont know. [maybe some cold climate deal] Thanks for any advice.






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 08-04-2010, 08:27 Post: 172811
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Maybe to reduce pollution? Improve fuel economy?






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