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No hand pump and the only filter I can find is the filter with the drain I did not fill it so it ran out of fuel help
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Construction and Road Equipment
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Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 3 years ago
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Hi. Thanks for asking your question! I will try and help you out.
Yes it's best to prefill the filters when there is no hand priming pump. If your engine has a secondary fuel filter. It would be located on the engine after the fuel pump.
I would try removing the fuel filter and filling it with fuel.
Please reply back if you need more help or have more questions. I am happy to assist.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I CAN NOT FIND A 2ND FILTER IS IT ON THE LEFT SIDE PLEASE HELP
Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 3 years ago
It may only have one. If there is a second one. It would be on the non turbo side of the engine.
Please reply back if you need more help or have more questions. I am happy to assist.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I think only one and I did take the one filter back off and filled it up is there some other way
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
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Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 3 years ago
There are only two other options.
One is to use starting fluid. But you must be careful not to use too much.
The second is to have a hand primer installed on the engine. The local Cat dealer should be able to get you the parts needed.
Let me know if you need more help.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Is there a line that could be bread starting fluid ok to use before the air filter
Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 3 years ago
Actually I prefer to spray into the air filter. Its the best way.
Also, most 3126B engines have an inlet heater. It needs to be unplugged before using starting fluid. There is a relay beside the intake of the engine that runs the heater. Unplug the 2 wire connector on the relay before using starting fluid.
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