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Old 05-28-2018
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Default Now generator problem. strange one

Pulled into truck stop for fuel and the generator stoped, and it would not restart while sitting in truck stop. After getting back on turnpike for about 10 minutes the generator started up first try. We drove for about 2 hours and the identical thing happened when we stopped at another place.
Thinking it might be fuel filter. Will change tomorrow but will not be on the road again for 3 days to see if that solved the problem.
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Check to see if your cooling fan is working, if not you may have issues such as a high temp switch, blown fan motor capacitor or other issues. Generator runs while driving and dies while stopped says something is not right.
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Thanks John,
Good idea i will check that first before changing fuel filter.
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Check to see if your cooling fan is working, if not you may have issues such as a high temp switch, blown fan motor capacitor or other issues. Generator runs while driving and dies while stopped says something is not right.
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The fuel filter that is on my generator is a. Kubota. 70000-43081.
None of the local auto parts store can not cross reference to a different brand.
Does anyone have a fuel filter part number for it?
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Im going to try one more time to ask you a question. Have You ever changed the filter on your generator?? If the answer is no, now is not the time to start learning how to. Your engine shutting down is not a fuel issue in my opinion. If the filter was dirty it will not clean it's self and allow the engine to run two more hours after shut down. Its much more likely the engine is overheating due to coolant issue. Its been suggested to check the fan and I would add to check the coolant level. You might also check to ensure the coolant is flowing. (need a heat gun) Could be a water pump or thermostat.
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The fuel filter that is on my generator is a. Kubota. 70000-43081.
None of the local auto parts store can not cross reference to a different brand.
Does anyone have a fuel filter part number for it?
Thanks,
Nelson
NAPA part number 3390
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The fuel filter that is on my generator is a. Kubota. 70000-43081.
None of the local auto parts store can not cross reference to a different brand.
Does anyone have a fuel filter part number for it?
Thanks,
Nelson
Have you tried Wixfilters.com? They have a lookup table that shows #33390 as a replacement. With that number you may be able to get a number from one of the auto parts stores.
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I have to agree with Rick that it sounds like a overheating issue, runs fine, quits, cools off and then starts. Look at your cooling fan when the genny starts and insure that it is running (the fan) . If not there is the problem could be the coolant level also. If the fan is not running it may be the capacitor which is available an any good HVAC supply or the motor. Do you have a voltage meter? Check voltage going to the fan.

If you change the filter and get air in the line then you will not know if you have a fuel issue or something else that is causing the genny to quit.

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Im going to try one more time to ask you a question. Have You ever changed the filter on your generator?? If the answer is no, now is not the time to start learning how to. Your engine shutting down is not a fuel issue in my opinion. If the filter was dirty it will not clean it's self and allow the engine to run two more hours after shut down. Its much more likely the engine is overheating due to coolant issue. Its been suggested to check the fan and I would add to check the coolant level. You might also check to ensure the coolant is flowing. (need a heat gun) Could be a water pump or thermostat.
To add to what Rick said, the water pump is "belt" driven so the problem could be a bad or loose water pump v-belt. The v-belt is located behind a sheet metal shield below the tank that has a radiator cap on it.
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if low on coolant may be air in rad, that may be an issue- dirty coil you cant see the debris on coil due to motor and shroud ..
are you still working on problem Nelson ?? or are you ok now ??
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