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TL130 Fuel tank drain plug location

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Z'mnypit, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Z'mnypit

    Z'mnypit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Can anyone tell me where the drain for the fuel tank is on a TL130? Apparently Ive got some bad fuel (water) and have to keep changing the filter.

    Also once drained and filter changed whats the easiest way to bleed all the air out of the lines?
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    It should be under the tank, lay under the back end and look for a threaded bung.
    As for bleeding, there should abe a hand primer bulb somewhere in the back end.
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  3. Z'mnypit

    Z'mnypit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Im thinking the drain will towards the front of the machine. Ive had ever plate off in the rear.

    Theres a electric pump that goes to the water seperator and a bleeder screw on the seperator itself. Not sure what Im doing wrong but the pump is running and I open the screw but no fuel ever comes out
  4. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 236

    sometimes the bleeder screw ports can get plugged up with debris.
  5. PonyExpress94

    PonyExpress94 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    I don't have specific experience with your machine but here is what I have learned over time.

    If you have an owners manual, I'm sure there is a section that specifically addresses bleeding the system after servicing or running the machine out of fuel.

    My guess is you can leave the key in the "on" position and let the electric pump run for a few minutes and that will bleed the system for you since the fuel probably circulates back to the tank. Sometimes setting the hand throttle to "full" when cranking the engine opens up the injection pump and allows the fuel to pass through easier thus helping to bleed the air from the system.
  6. Z'mnypit

    Z'mnypit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Tank drained, filter replaced. Water seperator cleaned. I started the engine and cracked each line at the injector to bleed the system. Seemed to work but now when I start it after its been sitting a while or overnight it will start right up run for a few secs then die. Then it takes a min or two before it start (like its out of fuel) Just turns over and over
  7. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 236

    are you preheating the glow plugs? turn and hold the key to the left for 10-15 seconds.

    also, when starting, have the throttle up a little, not all the way down.

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