Would like second opinion before ordering oil and replacing consumables.

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Old 10-04-13, 01:46 AM
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Would like second opinion before ordering oil and replacing consumables.

I'm working with my older oil furnace (antiquated bottom burning Iron Fireman)

I went to test it before ordering oil for the season, it will run for a minute or two strong and then start to sputter and smoke in the chamber.

It'll run about a minute longer if I quickly open the bleeder valve and then shut it again.


The oil level is currently 1/8th of the tank if the gauge is correct., and that only puts the oil level approx 4-6 inches above the pump inlet's height.

Filter and nozzle are both from last year (replacing again this year)
I cannot see any visible leakage around any of the connection joints.


for the most part is the oil gravity fed?, or is it suction fed?

My thought is that the oil level may not be high enough and causing a slow feed, which also possibly pulling air through.


Just don't want to fill the tank to learn it's a more serious matter.
 
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Old 10-06-13, 09:40 AM
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Stick your tank, flush and put in your oil filter etc. trashing old parts first before new.Throw in a universal ing.transformer with backplate, save your old backplate incase its a better fit, put in 5 gal. diesel if need be.Maybe you can limp it thru awhile.
 
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