2000 john deere 260

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by tjski, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. tjski

    tjski LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Hello
    I have a 260 skid steer that is losing power and bogging down after it warms up. It only has 1300 hours on the machine. The only thing that has changed since I last ran the machine is that its got the newer style diesel fuel in its tank. A little bit of black smoke comes out of the exhaust when it starts to lose power.:cry:
     
  2. BOB&ME

    BOB&ME LawnSite Member
    from ONTARIO
    Posts: 29

    Try dumping in bout 500ml of diesel fuel conditioner, sounds like a water problem!
     
  3. BOB&ME

    BOB&ME LawnSite Member
    from ONTARIO
    Posts: 29

    change fuel filter @ the same time as you add conditioner
     
  4. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,163

    My thoughts exactly. If you continue to have problems e-mail me your cell # and I will have Donnie in the shop call you. JDSKIDSTEER@HOTMAIL.COM

    Don't forget the inline filter.
     
  5. tjski

    tjski LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Thanks I will give it a try
     
  6. MackCat

    MackCat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    I would also check the air filter
     
  7. tjski

    tjski LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Well it turned out the air filter was clogged up, which caused the engine to lose power.
    Thanks everyone for the help.
     
  8. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,163

    Good deal. I had a customer stick his inner air filter in backwards. Swore it wasnt an air filter and insisted I send a mechanic our under warranty at no charge. I gave in, but when we found where he put filter in wrong he did pay the service all to turn it araound.:hammerhead:
     

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