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#1 coop OFFLINE  

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 05:42 PM

So I bought a Smithco super rake. Its a three wheeled trap rake(for sand traps).It's three wheel drive and has a 12hp kubota diesel. It turns over but will not start, not bin runnin for a couple of years, what should I look for,do I need to bleed the injectors and if so how go I do it,should I try starting fluid to see if she'll fire?

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 06:47 PM

First, be sure fuel is getting to the pump. Then crack each injector cap open & crank the engine over till fuel spurts out each line. Don't crank too long at a time to prevent starter over-heating. After each line is getting fuel, then try without any starting fluid, using the glow plugs if so equipped, & surely it will have them. If she doesn't fire, use starting fluid as a last resort. And when I say sparingly, I mean just that. Just a couple drops is all it takes, so just a hint of a spray is all I would dare use. Easy to harm the engine if too much is sprayed in there.
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Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Here's some pics. The center pic is of the front hydraulic motor
0522111740b.jpg It's got front mid and rear hydraulics.
cracked the injectors,cranked her over till the battery got low,nothin,I'm getting fuel to the injector pump.
do I need to prime the pump some how?

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:59 PM

Looks pretty cool there Coop, and with a diesel, great score.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 08:09 PM

Does it have a manual shutoff on the injector pump, or does it use an electric shutoff? My Kubota engine had both, but only used the electric one. It was bad. I simply pulled the electric one and ground off the pin extending out of the end. From then on, I used the manual shutoff arm. If it has an electric one, it could be bad & not opening the fuel rack to allow fuel to pass. This is a rep pic of a Kubota pump. On the left end of the pump, you can see the electric shutoff solenoid.

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