ZTR fuel problems

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mike6633, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. AmsoilPower

    AmsoilPower LawnSite Senior Member
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Are you serious???? We have seen many in-line electric fuel pumps on the Kubotas shoot crap. Another big problem we have had this year has been associated w/ the huge amount of rain here in central Illinois. We have had a huge problem w/ water in the fuels, coming straight from the stations. When the paper fuel filters get water soaked = no fuel flow. I suggest replacing the filters first then go from there.
     
  2. dnltractor

    dnltractor LawnSite Senior Member
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    that was my first thought was water in the fuel , that is exactly how my kohler runs when water gets in the fuel , it will run but like it doesn't have any power try draining the bowl on the crab if you can and catch it in a cup to look for water , and it won't hurt to add a bottle of fuel stabilizer to remove the water if their is any
     
  3. Ridin' Around

    Ridin' Around LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have seen some Bio Diesel fuels clog filters quickly as well.
     
  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you sure you heard him right?! Rusty is one of the top Grasshopper mechanics, call GH HQ and ask Leon! I think I might remember him talking about your mower. Is yours the one that is parked under the over-pass for storage and not inside?

    He just put a new fuel pump on his brothers 928 a few weeks ago so they do fail.
     
  5. N.TX

    N.TX LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Posts: 473

    I had the same problem the last couple of months. The only thing i could do is run sea foam in the gas....that helped some but what helped more is disconnecting the fuel line at the fuel filter and sucking straight sea foam into the fuel filter. I did that twice and havent had anymore problems in the last 20 hrs or so. I bought my mower earlier this season and it only has 300 hrs on it.
     
  6. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    One more thing to check would be for something inside the tank. I had one do the same thing last year. Someone had put a handful or two of grass clippings in the tank {mowingman can verify this}. I changed the fuel filter and fuel pump before they found the clippings. It would run great then starve for fuel, but if you killed it for a bit it would start running fine again. This is why I thought the pump was bad.
     
  7. Ford850

    Ford850 LawnSite Member
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    Your mower has 2 fuel filters doesn't it? I think it has the prefilter, and the main fuel filter with cartridge. I'd drain the tank as suggested and replace both filters.
     

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