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My caterpillar motor starts runs briefly then dies.

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my caterpillar motor starts runs briefly then dies. thoughts? its a 65 hp on a stump grinder
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Customer: when it baes down under heavy load I get quite a bit of black smoke with a fuel filled smell
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok I'm back
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is***** will be glad to try to help. Please post the complete engine model number and the serial number from the engine tag so I know what engine you have. I log in periodically throughout the day for follow ups and we can post back and forth as needed

Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

Black smoke is overfueling so first check the air filter for restrictions and the turbo for damage and that it spins freely without drag in the bearings engine off/intake boot removed and spinning by hand.

Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

It can also be fuel related or hydraulic if something is holding the engine under a load. Let me know the engine info and I will give you more detailed information for your engine model

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Model number 3024C I didnt catch your reply about it starting then shutting down in a few moments

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