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Re: Cat Diesel Engine Dies

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Billy NY

01-27-2014 21:59:39

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Nice ole 8U or 9U, 6A blade, hardnose with hydraulics, track pads a tad bit worn, LOL, but good on turf !

While not all that familiar with the fuel system, something comes to mind about using a section of an old tire tube, the valve stem area, cut it large enough to fit over the filler neck of the tank, and use compressed air to pressurize, just slightly, a pound or 2, correct me if I wrong, but wouldn't that help push the air out from the tank to the filters, and to the injection pump and system where you could bleed it ???

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C. Amick

01-29-2014 17:16:04

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 Re: Cat Diesel Engine Dies in reply to Billy NY, 01-27-2014 21:59:39  
Never thought of doing that, it might work.

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Billy NY

01-30-2014 20:57:19

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 Re: Cat Diesel Engine Dies in reply to C. Amick, 01-29-2014 17:16:04  
Just a little pressure, a couple of PSI, you can band that section of tube around the filler neck, hard to say whats on the bottom of the tank, might want to let some of that flush first, filters should catch the rest if its like my old D7, not the same but similar. Bob may have forgot more than I'll know about many of these tractors, but knowing a little about the fuel system in general, of this era, it should not take too long with a little common sense to see if you can purge the air, and this is an old trick that may work in other instances, other tractors where you just need a little nudge ! Let us know how it goes, always something to learn!!!

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