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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15661099 01/15/21
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How old is the new fuel(from the jug)?


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15662775 01/16/21
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Maybe it sucking air?

Had an old camp tractor that how fuel problems like that.

Like you, it was over our machanic’ing skills.

I wanna say after trouble shooting, the shop replaced the rubber supply lines from tank. They have gummed up.


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: OldmanoftheSea] #15664117 01/16/21
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Originally Posted by OldmanoftheSea
How old is the new fuel(from the jug)?

Jug filled 30 minutes prior from a high volume station.


It ran like a champ until it didn’t.

Hopingly I get it back this week.


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15689007 01/22/21
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In the winter (realize the temps are up) but starved for fuel and a slug of water may have worker its way to the injection pump, lines and injectors, and even using some PS to rack tankful, I used to give the tank a reasonable shot of 911. Almost sounds like fuel delivery issue, filter or air leak. Some are just more temperamental than others. I've gone out to my share of out of fuel calls, and always take PS, 911, a rag and air tank (use sparingly), and make sure every bit of air is out through the filters to the pump. Too late now, bit let us know, may save someone else a headache. Always fuel diesel equip at 1/4 tank as part of your preventative maint program, better save than sorry scenario. Your on the right track with PS or other additive for lubricity with today's fuels.


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: HarleyHutch] #15689206 01/22/21
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Originally Posted by HarleyHutch
In the winter (realize the temps are up) but starved for fuel and a slug of water may have worker its way to the injection pump, lines and injectors, and even using some PS to rack tankful, I used to give the tank a reasonable shot of 911. Almost sounds like fuel delivery issue, filter or air leak. Some are just more temperamental than others. I've gone out to my share of out of fuel calls, and always take PS, 911, a rag and air tank (use sparingly), and make sure every bit of air is out through the filters to the pump. Too late now, bit let us know, may save someone else a headache. Always fuel diesel equip at 1/4 tank as part of your preventative maint program, better save than sorry scenario. Your on the right track with PS or other additive for lubricity with today's fuels.


When I got my newer Chevy, I read up on diesel additives.Probably about 90%of the guys on here know more than I do. So don't take this as expert advice. There are emulsifiers and demulsifiers. .Emulsifiers keep the water in the fuel and let it pass out thru combustion chambers. Demulsifiers are meant to use filters to take the water out of the fuel. The Power Stroke is an emulsifier. Stanadyne is a demulsifier. My Owner's Manual said to use the Stanadyne type which lets less water thru the injectors into the combustion chambers. I use it in my Duramax and Kubota tractor.

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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15697342 01/24/21
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IB, have you got your tractor back? If so, what was the problem?


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: Oldman3] #15698173 01/24/21
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Originally Posted by Oldman3
IB, have you got your tractor back? If so, what was the problem?



Randy, you know how those diesel shops work...

He just took it in on the 12th... laugh

They may get around to looking at it in the next week or two. grin


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Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by Oldman3
IB, have you got your tractor back? If so, what was the problem?



Randy, you know how those diesel shops work...

He just took it in on the 12th... laugh

They may get around to looking at it in the next week or two. grin


LMAO.... you got that right!


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15711691 01/27/21
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I've been dreading typing this up.

Short version: tractor is back and fine.


Dread part:
Perhaps I have the China flu and lost my sense of smell, as I accidentally filled the tank with gasoline.

If a tanker of gasoline had been mistakenly delivered to the stations diesel tanks, it would have been news. Its one of the busiest stations on the KP.

Only explanation is that I took my yellow diesel jug, to put diesel in it for my diesel tractor, and had a major brain fart and filled the jug with gasoline. Did not smell it as gas even after getting it on my sleeve changing the fuel filter..

The shop drained the tank, put a couple gallons of diesel in and it started and ran fine. I've since used it several times with out a hiccup and have refueled.

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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15711768 01/27/21
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my wife did that once on the pickup, but she realized what she had done when it sputtered and died.....

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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15711863 01/27/21
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Takes a man to admit something like that (a woman would blame the man.....)

Had the semi gel up at 8 degrees last week. Of course, nobody in town had the fuel filters, so that was a 120 mile round trip. These extended service intervals on these new trucks are nice, but 30,000 miles on a fuel filter in winter....... you can expect trouble sooner or later. All progress is not forward progress.


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: wabigoon] #15711965 01/27/21
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15711974 01/27/21
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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15712059 01/27/21
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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15712319 01/27/21
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Glad you got the tractor back and all is well.


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: Oldman3] #15712446 01/27/21
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Thanks. Been using it quite a bit since I got it back. Figure putting the right fuel through with injector lube is good for it.

While it was in the shop my ratchet rake showed up at the feed store. Got to use that roughing up the rain-polished ice in the driveway and everywhere else I plow snow.


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Originally Posted by 5sdad
I very much appreciate when people do things like this to make me feel better about myself and the things that I do.

Um, you’re welcome? 🤔


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15712571 01/27/21
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Originally Posted by ironbender
Moral of the story: don't be a dumb ass.
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I'm in trouble then... smile

In fact I did the same thing. Only it was a 1 ton dually diesel pickup.

Realized the brain fart after I'd put 1/2 a tank in.... frown

It purely a PITA to drain that tank, and get it going again though. At least I didn't let any get to the engine. That would have been much worse.

Glad it wasn't a major hiccup with your tractor!


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Re: Tractor Fuel Problem [Re: ironbender] #15712743 01/27/21
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Originally Posted by ironbender
Originally Posted by 5sdad
I very much appreciate when people do things like this to make me feel better about myself and the things that I do.

Um, you’re welcome? 🤔


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