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I am operating a SkidSteer with an auger. 3 days ago we changed the diesel tank, as it was leaking. It seem to work fine, but then, after probably less than one hour, the machine stopped working. Particularly when going uphill and/or engaging the hydraulics of the auger. It will work flat out, and then go down and not work anymore. Wait for a while and will get back to it. Any simple reason or handling for such behaviour?

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We have changed the pump that takes the diesel and seemed to work way better (as well as the filter), but when testing it again, while the auger will work at top speed, when completing one of the holes just stopped and I had to restart. In other words, working at half gas, the machine sounds fine, but when everything is engaged goes down as if starving for fuel.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Starving for fuel! Has restriction at he line from the tank , to the first filter/strainer. Remove the line at the first filter connection and cook for debris , where it would have come from tank, and will not enter the filter.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you, ***** ***** My name is*****ópez.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

This is the most likley the place restriction will occur.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you. But the line from the tank to the pump is totally clear of debris. We changed the filter and put a new 12 v pump. And that seemed to work very well. The problem comes when I go full throttle for a while. I suspect there may be another obstruction somewhere else, but not on that line, that I can see.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

You checked the fitting in the filter housing?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Restriction has to be before the priming pump, or your electric pump. After the pump, the fuel is under pressure.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I checked the fitting (we changed the filter and tighten the connections.)The problem is that the motor works well, the diesel goes fine, absolutely smooth. When I engage the hydraulics (for a while) I.e., I was able to dig a 40 inches deep hole (24 inches diameter) in a relatively soft ground... going full throttle at the end of it. When I was doing the last clean up, the motor stopped. Then started again and was working fine, until it stopped again.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Quick test is to make test line and attach to the electric pump and drop it into the fuel tank filler opening and run test.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sorry, I am not getting this test. Could you elaborate it a bit or explain it to me on "dummy" terms?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

You want to bypass the tank outlet and the lines up to the transfer pump or electric pump.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
You mean, getting the pump sucking directly from the tank? If I am getting that right, how do I do that? Do we take the tube with the 5 phillips screws off or am I totally off the mark?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

That is the suction side of the fuel system. Th e fuel transfer pump/your electric pump, is the beginning of the pressure side of the system.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

You just need a test line to attach to the pump, and drop it into the fuel tank filler opening, or a separate fuel container.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Okay, I think I get it.
It is getting a bit late for me, and I would like to do these tests tomorrow in the morning. Could this question remain open and conclude it tomorrow, when I am able to do these test and see if that works?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Sure, leave question open, and use link in your email to get back here,

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Okay, Mr. Curtis. Thank you for your communication and I'll get to you tomorrow morning (would 8 or 9 in the morning be fine with you?)
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

That's fine, I will be here!

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Great, thanks!
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Good night!

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