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  1. #1
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    Join Date
    Jul 2003
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    257
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    S.E. Ohio
    Tractor
    TC 33D

    Default Fuel Gage

    I had an interest event yesterday. My fuel tank said 1/2 full then ran out of fuel. I unscrewed the fuel tank cap and released a large vacuum that sent the gage to the bottom. Interesting!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2001
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    1,211
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Tractor
    2001 New Holland TC40D w/16LA loader

    Default Re: Fuel Gage

    I wonder why a vacuum would hold up the float....?

    That's gonna be a pain to bleed the fule system. Well, maybe not a pain, but a time-waster.

    That being said, I didn't think that there should be a vacuum in the tank. Maybe the cap vent is plugged up....?

    Mark

  3. #3
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
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    72
    Location
    Jefferson County, NY
    Tractor
    Case IH /DX33

    Default Re: Fuel Gage

    I had almost the same problem the other day. I was out brush hogging when my DX33 died out on me. I tried to restart it [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img], no go.

    I looked at the fuel level and it was higher than when I had started, so I took the fuel cap off with a release of the vacuum the level dropped from 3/4 to 1/4. After that it started right up and ran fine.

    When I got back to the house I cleaned out the vents in the fuel cap, hopefully that will solve the problem.

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