B6000 white smoke - decompression

TopGear

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Hi

Well I fired up the B6000 today and noticed it was blowing white smoke and running strangely. Its always run clean and I'd just been playing with the decomrpession lever. Anyway I thought it was most likely due to this so I removed the tappet cover and it looks like the decompression valve is busted and that (Hopefully) has been the cause of the white smoke. They seem to have a number of stress or fatigue cracks and one has broken off - see photo. Anyway I'm hoping this is the cause of the white smoke and that I haven't done any damage. Anyway part number is 15231-66040 so hopefully I can replace them and this will fix the problem.
Anyway my question is if I can't get my hands on news ones of these could I simply just plug these holes permeately ? I live in a hot climate so don't really need to use the decompression if push comes to shove.

Cheers John
 

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eserv

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If you don't need the decompresser you can remove it and plug up the holes. None of the new Kubota's have decompressers. If it was holding the valves open a little bit it could be the cause of the smoke. White smoke can be indicative of low compression.
Ed
 

TopGear

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Well just to finish this post off I purchased new decompression valves and springs and put the tappet cover back on. Fired up the Beast and she runs as clean as ever. No white smoke :D

Anyway thought I'd just post an outcome so if others notice one day when they start there old B series Kubota up a bit of white smoke when it wasn't there before it could be worth checking the decompression valves. Cheap and easy to replace too - well at least on the B6000 (but these are a special machine;).


Cheers John

P.S. I'm thinking of setting up a centre where people can return their b6000's due to the 'dangerous, non standard backwards pto'. People will be able to send me their unwanted 'non-standard' b6000's which I will take off their hands for free to save them the cost of disposing of these machines - any takers:D
 

rbcsaver

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If you don't need the decompresser you can remove it and plug up the holes. None of the new Kubota's have decompressers. If it was holding the valves open a little bit it could be the cause of the smoke. White smoke can be indicative of low compression.
Ed
What does this valve do and does my 5 yr. old B7510 have one?
regards,
Steve
 
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TopGear

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Hi

Well I had problems with the decompression valves again so went for a permanent fix - see photo. Anyway basically just plugged the holes with two bolts and rubber washers. Not sure what the problem was with the new decomp valves I brought. they seemed to work OK for a few days but I the got the same problem with white smoke on startup - there design to me didn't look too crash hot anyway.

Anyway I have had the bolt plugs in place now for a few weeks and it has been running crystal clear.

Like I mentioned I never used the decompression valves for starting the B6000 so I don't miss not having them.

Now to get back to building the FEL:D
 

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