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Help! Out of Fuel, Bled...Still won't start

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by goatboy67, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. goatboy67

    goatboy67 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I have a Case 60xt (about 600 hrs) and a branch knocked off one of the fuel sender wires...needless to say I ran out of fuel.

    I bled the system... no start.

    I removed the bleeder screw, cranked...fuel spurted out.

    replaced screw, tried to start...nothing

    the primer lever at this point has no resistance at all.

    Where is the fuel going? What is a solution?

  2. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    If you have a full stream coming out of the bleed bolt, try tightening it back up, and look for the main line going into the injection pump. You should see a bigger bolt (plug) that is tight. Loosen that and pump your primer until fuel streams out, then tighten back up. You may have air somewhere else in the line after the bleed bolt. Also make sure your filters are full.
  3. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    check and make sure your fuel filter isnt dry as well...if it is fill it up, put it back on and hope for the best
  4. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Posts: 1,387

    You can get a portable air tank and fill it full of air .Take off the line going into the fuel filter and use a hand air nozzle from the air tank and force air into the fuel line to the fuel pump.I have used this to start my old 471 GMMMMMMMMM !

    Like the others said make sure fuel filter is full.My help run ours out on a 2percent slope headed down hill.Took a long time to get it to go.Just kept priming.I did take the lines off like you to see if there was fuel there.Good luck.
  5. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 236

    crack the fuel line loose near the injectors, to allow the air to escape. crank the motor till diesel comes out then tighten the line up.
  6. goatboy67

    goatboy67 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Thanks for everyone's help. I tried everything...had fuel coming out all over the place, but no go. I called the Case dealer and they told me to give it a small shot of starter fluid, after a few small doses it fired up.

    Thanks Again

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