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Question DetailsAsked on 5/12/2018

got a 34 hp kubota tractor down in the yard and i may need some help on the fuel

was moving some dirt down and it started dying out on me , i had to take it out of the load, got it to bottom of drive and removed fuel filter was in bad shape so i replaced it and went by manual to bleed the air, all seemed real good for long enough to get on raise box blade and start to head back up the drive and didn't make it a foot or so and same ordeal, now just wondering and thinking i may need some help.

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Lawn Mower and Power Tool Repair is the Search the List category for this. Some will come and work on it there (at least until they find out if it is a major thing), other will commonly charge $50-100 to come get it (and sometimes again to return it when fixed) and haul it off to the shop for repair. Some places will agree to waive some or all the pickup/delivery fee if the repair bill is over say $500 or so.

If fuel filter was crudded up, may also be an intake filter in the tank which needs cleaning - or in extreme cases with years of water and rust in the tank, tank removal and cleaning or replacement.

Other thing I would look at - check engine oil and transmission fluid and transmission filter - and the air filter. Many times will idle or runn at low power OK if one of them is low or clogged, but die or not put out power at full throttle.

My Dad used ot have a Kubota tractor - was REAL sensitive to dust and pollen clogging the air filter because the filter was real small - more lawnmower than tractor sized. Be sure to check manual on whether it needs oiling or not after cleaning - some need oiling to work right and not let fine dust through, others work dry like car air filters.

Also - check that you don't have loose/split fuel lines or air duct hose between filter and the engine causing fuel starvation (in which case sometimes it will start and run, or maybe run for a few seconds on fumes, but not have any power) or excess air (from air leaking in around a loose or cracked air hose - either from filter or other air hoses which are part of the air pollution system, leading to carb or intake manifold depending on purpose nd model. All of those can result in an engine starting and idling OK but dying when you try to put it under load or increase power.

Also - if fuel filter was real crudded up, plugs may be too (if gas engine) or fuel injectors (if diesel) - so they may need cleaning.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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