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looking for help with a linkbelt160 lx excavator. the machine had sat for quite some time without being used. it has 3ooo hrs. there were issues with the machine slowing down and losing power but seemed to go away with changing the fuel and filters. the other issue is with the hydraulics. they all function ok except for the fact that they don't work as fast as they should. i would not know the difference one way or they other but this was brought to my attention by an operator who is familiar with this machine and ran it for me. we changed all the fluids and two of the filters that were available. i still need to change the .pilot filter and the nephron filter . a mechanic suggested that it my be in the computer not engaging the second stage of the pump. the operator told me that this machine is operating at about 2/3 its potantial and that no one seemed to think that its an engine problem. it was also mentioned that it could be a relief valved stuck.the machine is in good shape with low hours. the one track moves slighly faster than the other,the bucket curl function seems to move slower that the open function, the boom lift function will some times stay moving up but will operate fine when being used with the other controls the swing function will not move with the engine at idle but works fine when the engine is throttled up, the machine work smoothly and all the controls function ok it just isnt as fast or as fast as strong it should be any opinions

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