Wolseley Merry Tiller

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DaveMort

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Wolseley Merry Tiller
« on: May 09, 2023, 10:08 »
My Daughter has JUST taken over an allotment & I am trying to assist: there is a Wolseley Merry Tiller on site that we can use BUT it is rusty & unused for some time: I would like a shot at getting it going (for all holders)
Can anyone confirm the petrol that I should put in it PLEASE? You can email me direct if you feel you can assist   Dave

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Glosterboy

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Re: Wolseley Merry Tiller
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2023, 19:10 »
More than likely the tiller would have a 4 stroke engine. Various horse power capacity 3, 3.5, 4. 5 you get the gist, would have been used for the power of the engine. So normal petrol is fine. Just make sure the engine has oil!!!!

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Re: Wolseley Merry Tiller
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2023, 21:29 »
All Merry Tillers had four stroke engines and those with B & S engines had hardened valve seats, so normal petrol is fine except that E10 absorbs water so, if left for a long time in the tank, water forms along the bottom, which is where the pickup pipe sucks from. So best to use Super unleaded if you are not going to use all the fuel in one session.

If it has the original engine it will probably be B & S and they had points until about 1984. These fir up if the machine is left unused for a while. The little plastic pushrod that opens them can also stick. Check for a spark before trying anything else. If you are getting a spark, the engines with fuel tank under the carb need fuel pumping up into a chamber just under the carb, so these are best started with a full fuel tank to avoid lots of pulls while the pump lifts fuel into the chamber. A teaspoon of fuel down the air intake can be used instead, the engine splutters into life and lifts fuel into the chamber, though probably not enough to keep running at your first attempt. The kill mechanism for the spark is operated when you shut the throttle fully, so be sure the throttle is partly open when starting, often fully open with full choke, works best. All this assumes the original engine. Replacements may be "contactless" and use a different "STOP" mechanism.
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Re: Wolseley Merry Tiller
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2023, 08:42 »
Many thx for your response
DaveMort
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All Merry Tillers had four stroke engines and those with B & S engines had hardened valve seats, so normal petrol is fine except that E10 absorbs water so, if left for a long time in the tank, water forms along the bottom, which is where the pickup pipe sucks from. So best to use Super unleaded if you are not going to use all the fuel in one session.

If it has the original engine it will probably be B & S and they had points until about 1984. These fir up if the machine is left unused for a while. The little plastic pushrod that opens them can also stick. Check for a spark before trying anything else. If you are getting a spark, the engines with fuel tank under the carb need fuel pumping up into a chamber just under the carb, so these are best started with a full fuel tank to avoid lots of pulls while the pump lifts fuel into the chamber. A teaspoon of fuel down the air intake can be used instead, the engine splutters into life and lifts fuel into the chamber, though probably not enough to keep running at your first attempt. The kill mechanism for the spark is operated when you shut the throttle fully, so be sure the throttle is partly open when starting, often fully open with full choke, works best. All this assumes the original engine. Replacements may be "contactless" and use a different "STOP" mechanism.

edit to fix quote
« Last Edit: May 11, 2023, 20:02 by Yorkie »


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