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 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:17 pm

Nice! Do you have to press the decompression valve on the engine every time you start it or is the battery strong enough to turn it over? What's that orange briggs in the background of the first pic?
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:31 pm

Have you driven it with the sears belt setup and diesel yet?
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:41 pm

yes here is the video.

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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:04 pm

Rollin coal on a Craftsman...MERICA!! cheers Cool


Seriously though, looks great man.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:32 pm

Man, that thing is sweet! I like the idea of a diesel in a craftsman. You should use a choke knob to pull the throttle closed when you wanna kill it, it would be like an old diesel tractor!
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:42 pm

Thanks guys, yeah I love it, I finally got the injector overflow line plumbed and the idle adjusted so it will idle. Took it for a cruse in the woods, runs real nice. I also put belt retainers on so the belt declutches and good stuff like that. I will have to work on paint soon. My brother wants to be a painter when hes old enough to work so it will give him some practice.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:02 pm

Have you looked into running veggie oil in your engine?



Wish I had a diesel...
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:55 pm

Oh yeah I'd forgot about running them on 'chip pan oil' as we would know it. Whenever I was young my dad used to run his Rover 45 on it
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:32 am

Hey I am jealous of your Diesel!! It sounds so much better than mine. Mine seems really 'Knocky' compared to yours Sad Have a listen ~ https://youtu.be/mp9b4W3IczQ
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:50 pm

@TheBeal wrote:
Have you looked into running veggie oil in your engine?



Wish I had a diesel...

Yeah and Iam colecting it at work, and used filtered motor oil, and we'll see how it likes that.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:52 pm

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Hey I am jealous of your Diesel!! It sounds so much better than mine. Mine seems really 'Knocky' compared to yours Sad  Have a listen ~ https://youtu.be/mp9b4W3IczQ

yeah maybe your timing is too advanced.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:39 pm

How would you feed that veggie oil to the motor? Do you just put it in the tank?
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:54 pm

^^Filter out the bacon bits. I know a few people around here run %100 in their trucks.
Its thicker than diesel, so it doesnt work so well when its cold.

Might be wise to keep an extra fuel filter on the rig too. lol!

{EDIT} I dont know how it would work on this engine, it may take some experimentation. My brother runs veggie oil in his kubota diesel.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:13 pm

Cool, I worked on some pretty wild motors, but never touched any kind of diesel. I know how they work and all but never touched one. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:10 am

Yeah, you'd need to be changing filters pretty regularly. I think we also ran 2 strokes on veggie oil too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:38 am

@1997 Murray wrote:
yeah maybe your timing is too advanced.
Aha hadn't thought of that, I just assumed my engine was worn. How do i adjust the timing? Shims behind the pump mount?? Yikes... research needed... albino

Cooking Oil, heating oil etc?? I've known so many people try to save money that way and it never ends well. Lots of snotted up tanks, blockages, poor running, breakdowns etc e.g. I sold a VW Jetta diesel to a friend who ran it on cooking oil, never had a problem on local trips other than black oily soil on the rear panels, but on a long trip it totally destroyed itself stranding him 200 miles from home. Just not enough lubricants and detergents. He wishes he had stuck to forecourt diesel.  You can add 2stroke oil but that pushes the price back up. These tiny tractor engines use so little diesel anyway. Sorry guys, it ain't worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:21 am

Could add some used engine oil maybe
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:21 am

Yep, people do that too. Real stinky toxic smoke too if you like that sorta thing Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:06 am

Ive heard of people running a 70/30 mix of diesel and filtered used motor oil in their yanmar clone generators without problems. 70 percent diesel btw. 30 is the filtered oil. I'm not sur what a good ratio is for cooking oil. Maybe 80/20 since its so thick?
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:29 pm

@prancstaman wrote:
How would you feed that veggie oil to the motor? Do you just put it in the tank?

I think you filter it threw a 2 micron filter and pour it in the tank. mix with a little diesel to thin it out in the winter.

Yeah used motor oil is a bit risky.
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:31 pm

looking good! your lucky that tractor is light weight I am building a diesel sears right now and the motor is 7.5hp its a dog trying to get up to speed but its so heavy I cant change it
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PostSubject: Re: 1997 Murray's DIESEL Craft Quad II [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:54 pm

i wanna put a diesel in a mower so bad, great build good luck!
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