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What Ever You Do With Your Deisel Don't Run It Out Of Fuel!


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#1 skyrydr2 ONLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:17 AM

DOH!!! words from the gospel right!!! And what do I do....... Backing into the shed getting ready for the big snows coming and yup.... You guessed it!!! What a ding- bat!! It took over 1/2 an hour trying to get it going again... Dang these older kubotie diesels!!!!! They just don't recover well....
Guys make sure your tanks are full, and a shot of diesel 911 doesn'thurt eeither. ;-) :-P
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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Yanmar is worse than Kubota when ran out of fuel!  Don't ask me how I know, but I have both brands!  


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:28 AM

We've owned our little Satoh diesel since 1977.  Bought it new and never did we leave it run out of fuel until it happened to me about 3 years ago.  I had to search for the manual to read up on how to bleed the fuel system.  Once I found that, it was as easy as 1, 2, 3 and I was back in business.  As easy as that was, I still don't let it run out.  What makes it tough is that its so dang easy on fuel that I forget when I filled it last.


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:30 AM

3 words Electric Fuel pump... Personally I think it was one of the best things I have done to my Kubota When I built it I had a Bet with my teacher that I could get it going with out beading the injectors and I let the pump pick up the fuel and it started right-away Also I have ran out of fuel 3-4 times so good on fuel I forget to check the tank all it do is turn the ignition switch to the Run position and let it click away then just Glow plug it normally starts up after 5-10 Seconds of cranking the Hardest part with the factory Lift pumps is that the engine needs to be turning to pick up the fuel and it takes a lot to get it up to it.. I also run a Anti gel additive too Cheers Ty


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Yep, electric fuel pumps are the bomb when diesels run out of fuel!


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:44 AM

The moral of this story is 'Don't run out of fuel.

 

 

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:49 AM

That's one thing I definitely learned during my teenage years on my uncle's dairy farm. He was adamant about "always check the fuel and especially the oil" before you get on a tractor...... and...... "Don't SMASH nothin!!"  (Just imagine hearing that from a Polish western New Yorker)  

 

Wow!!! I sure miss him!!

 

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 12:10 PM

We've owned our little Satoh diesel since 1977.  Bought it new and never did we leave it run out of fuel until it happened to me about 3 years ago.  I had to search for the manual to read up on how to bleed the fuel system.  Once I found that, it was as easy as 1, 2, 3 and I was back in business.  As easy as that was, I still don't let it run out.  What makes it tough is that its so dang easy on fuel that I forget when I filled it last.


To listen to you brag about the fuel economy of that engine, never in my wildest dreams would I have expected you to have to put fuel in it... I figured you would have to drain some out each time you ran it...

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 12:46 PM

To listen to you brag about the fuel economy of that engine, never in my wildest dreams would I have expected you to have to put fuel in it... I figured you would have to drain some out each time you ran it...

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I confess, about once every two months I consult the manual to find out where the filler cap is so I can check the fuel level.  That's during peak times.


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 12:50 PM

Mitsubishi isn't much fun to prime back up, either.

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 02:07 PM

You haven't had fun 'til you run a two stroke Detroit out of fuel!!
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Posted December 14, 2013 - 03:08 PM

And  in the winter you better not wait til they cool down when you try to bleed them.

 

I got a good deal on a 680 Case backhoe because the guy did not know how to bleed it.At least I thought it was a good at the time.



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Posted December 14, 2013 - 03:47 PM

I've never run the Yanmar in the 2320 out of fuel. It's supposed to be self bleeding. The other day I changed the fuel filter and it took some cranking to get it to start again after that. Cranking diesels for long periods is bound to stress starters, batteries and all the bit's in between. I got out and pushed a bit of snow today to make sure all is OK for tomorrow. We are expecting a real mess with high winds,8-12" of snow, freezing rain, maybe rain then back below freezing again by Monday.  

  Should get some seat time tomorrow though. :wave: 


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 04:57 PM

Not to go too far off topic but the newer trucks with electronic injectors that use  high pressure motor oil and electric to fire the injectors they need the fuel to cushion the  injector piston .or it's hard on them .Here's a nice description .  I'm not sure if it's hard on the electronic injectors that use high pressure fuel  ,(  6.4 Fords )  

 

http://www.dieselpow...n_systems_work/


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 05:03 PM

Yanmar is worse than Kubota when ran out of fuel!  Don't ask me how I know, but I have both brands!  

 

I find that kinda interesting.

 

When I was running a Yanmar built JD 750 we used to run it out of fuel all the time.  All it took to get started was fill the tank and crank it over.

 

I can't remember EVER having to bleed the injectors, fuel system, etc.

 

I know that the Mitsu diesel in the HDT took a LOT of bleeding to get it running right after I ran it out earlier this year.


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