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Grassshopper Problems

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MOturkey, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,774

    A friend of mine just traded his Grasshopper for another one a couple of weeks ago. Saw him this morning, and he had the shroud removed from around the engine. Said the thing was quitting on him, but would restart after a cooldown, so he was trying it without the sheet metal today, to see if that makes a difference.

    Sounded like vapor locking to me, and he agreed. He has the 329 (Kubota 29, water cooled, I think). I'm just wondering if any of you guys have experienced the same problem, and if so, have you come up with a fix. Thanks
  2. brizz

    brizz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    If that is the case you can usually take a hefty ordinary close pin and clamp it on the fuel line and it will change the shape of the fuel line slightly. Cures the problem 95 % of the time
  3. td111

    td111 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I'd recommend that he contact his dealer for assistance.


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