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    Default "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    Yesterday, while doing some box blading, I opened up my fuel cap to see if I could see any fuel (the actual indicator does not seem to work always, is this a common problem?) and it looked almost bare dry so I went to fill it up. I have two five gallon cans that I fill almost to the top, probably about 4 3/4 gallons. Now knowing that the tank is supposed to be 7.9 gallons and it looked just about bare dry to me, I figure I can safely go 1 1/2 cans or almost 7.5 gallons. Well just starting into the second can and not paying all that much attention yet, I hear splashing on the ground. Diesel everywhere [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] Closed the cap tightly, stuck a hose on top and let it rinse for a few munites and put it back in the barn. As angry as I was, i would have just done more damage if I continued to work, not to mention the smell was enough to want me to put it in my neighbors barn!

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    Default Re: "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    Well, if that's the stupidest thing you've done, you're way ahead of most of us! I've done that a few times simply because I use a Mr. Filter, and it sits in the hole and I fill until I "think" I'm near the top. Sometimes just a little overfilled, but I LIKE the smell of diesel.

    The fuel gauges tend not to move a lot until the tank is pretty low. I've noticed that on mine anyway, but it's usually about right by the time it's nearly empty. John

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    Kubota BX2200

    Default Re: "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    I bet there are a whole lot of us that have done that trick. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I don't think it will hurt anything, and like John, I fortunately like the smell of diesel.

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    Kioti CK20HST

    Default Re: "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    I hear that all the time. I'm surprised so many people so strongly dislike diesel.

    I don't particularly mind liquid diesel (as in splashed out on clothes or on the ground), and actually love the smell of a diesel engine running.

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    Kubota L5030 HSTC, MF 5455

    Default Re: "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    Almost everytime I fill a tractor from the big tank I overfill. I'm back at the pump working away trying to listen for the sloshing and go over and peer in every so often. All of a sudden it overflows! Like every time!
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    Kioti DK-45

    Default Re: "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    Haven't done that yet, but am sure that I will. In the short time that I have owned my DK45, I have found that when the fuel guage reads just a little below a half, that the tank will hold 5 gals with a little room to spare.

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    KIOTI CK20 GEAR.

    Default Re: "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    Maybe your name should be Noodlehead instead [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. Just kidding.

    We've all, "been there, done that" at one time or another. Glad I like the smell of diesel! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    The first time I filled my CK30, I thought what a bad place for a fill. Especially with the FEL arms. I wish the tank was semi-clear like the antifreeze bottle. My gauge doesn't read very well either as it goes down from full. It has a 7.9 gallon tank like yours. When my gauge reads 1/4, I can barely see fuel, and I can only put in a full five gallons. Brings it just short of coming out the filler neck. I still have to watch the last few cups to make sure I don't give it a diesel bath. It's hard to see the fuel when it's low. The tank is wide at the top and then very thin as it goes down. I guess they wanted to give us the biggest tank using all the space possible. Putting in five gallons at a time may negate the 7.9 tank but you don't want to run it dry. Having to prime will make you even more mad.

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    Default Re: "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( The tank is wide at the top and then very thin as it goes down. I guess they wanted to give us the biggest tank using all the space possible. Putting in five gallons at a time may negate the 7.9 tank but you don't want to run it dry. Having to prime will make you even more mad. )</font>
    If you run out, it's pretty simple to fix it afterward. All you'd do is add some fuel to the tank, hold the kill rod out and turn the engine over a few times. Once it starts, run it for about 30 seconds and shut off. Go to the fuel cock and beside it are a couple of screws that you'd loosen to let air out. Restart the tractor and let it idle. Open the screws again just a little until you hear air come out and retighten. Do them one at a time. It's not always necessary to open both. But this should purge the air.
    Now, I'm not sure because I don't have one here, but I think the procedure is the same on the CK30 as it is on my CK20.
    John

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    Default Re: "First" stupid thing I have done with my CK30

    Thanks KiotiJohn. I'm sure most of us could use this info. I'm going to look mine over for what you described. I thought there was a little more to it and didn't know where to bleed the air out.

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