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Used Starter For IH 1206 Tractor
Donald White, 7250 E. Stevens Lane, Smithfield, Ill. 61477: "I have an IH 1206 tractor that kept getting harder to start, but I didn't want to spend the money for a new starter. A friend told me that a used starter off an IH 815 or 915 combine would work, and that it would be more powerful than the original starter because the combines have bigger engines. So I bought a used starter at a local salvage yard and installed it. Installing it was a tight squeeze because it was longer and bigger around than the original starter, but I got it in. It really cranks the engine fast, which makes it very easy to start. I think the same idea would work on other old IH tractors such as the 806, 856, 1256, and 1456.
  "A tip for starting older diesel engines - use Deere starting fluid. It's 80 percent ether instead of the standard 60 percent that's found in most starting fluids."

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4