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Old 07-20-2010
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Ive read all the treads on this and noticed my bleeder valve is closed tight .i may have done this .cant remember.and i read that it should be cracked just a hair .is that true on all powertechs powered by kabota? And yes tank is full.
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Ive read all the treads on this and noticed my bleeder valve is closed tight .i may have done this .cant remember.and i read that it should be cracked just a hair .is that true on all powertechs powered by kabota? And yes tank is full.
I don't have any of my fuel lines cracked once the air has been purged from the lines after changing the fuel filter, but one thing that I had to get used to when we changed out the old Perkins in my FC with the newer Powertech/Kubota is I have to always use the glow plugs for about 15-20 seconds to get it to start even when it is warm outside, whereas the Perkins would start without the glow plugs, because mine didn't have any.

Are you using your glow plugs?
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with bleeder closed tight genny will start hard after long cool down .open bleeder after cool down she starts right up? not sure leaving it open will hurt anything or maybe it was cracked all along? and i inadvertantly closed it???????????????
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the kubota is self priming when you open the valve. allowing the lift pump to push the fuel back to the tank via this path. with the valve open the lift pump must keep up with both supplying the burn fuel and the bypass. I keep this valve slightly open all the time because I have a supply backflow problem and the lift pump is at the engine not at the supply. I think if it runs better withthe valve open it is overcomming an airleak issue like I have.


here is a video tip from a pro

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It looks like leaving it open a crack is the ticket,

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