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    Re: Skidded attachment

    Carl, that is an excellent thread to review. Lots of useful information. As a winch owner the increased productivity cannot be understated. Depending upon the size of your new tractor you should be...
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    Re: Broken seat blues

    I will check out the Seats.com. Thanks for the suggestion. Willie Jones
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    Re: Broken seat blues

    YEs I did look at a lot of the seats that Northern had and may get one eventually. What I discovered that there were two shafts that supported the seat and were supposed to pivot to allow the seat to...
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    Re: Heavy discs on Ford 2000?

    Mearntain, we used a heavy 7' (nominal) disk behind our ford 3000 diesels for years. I is is all you want to pick up with the 3 point hitch. You may need weights on the front end because it will be...
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    Broken seat blues

    After 900+ hours and 12 years of bouncing over the creeks and through the woods the main support shaft on the seat suspension of my Century 2535 decided to break on both sides. :mad: To be honest the...
  6. Thread: Help identify

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    Grapple Re: Help identify

    Actually they are very stable and i have had no twist in mine. But I do not try to abuse them and go slow when loading. You can actually use them to load chippers with saplings if you are clearing...
  7. Oil & Fuel Re: Branson 3820 stalls, light switches between glow plug and battery?

    When the tractor stalls, is the electric fuel solenoid switch closed? That would support your impression about the ignition key. W. Jones
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    Re: Century 2535 Hydraulic Filter

    No I don't. the only thing is sometimes I do not engage the shuttle all the way, and that usually happens when I am focused on some other aspect of the tractor operation. Not the tractors fault!

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    Re: Century 2535 Hydraulic Filter

    The Kukje OEM hydraulic filter part # is ntb8030000B3. It fits a Branson 3510 and you can buy the filter from any Branson Dealer. As Oldnslo says you have to use OEM filters or there are cavitation...
  10. Thread: Help identify

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    Grapple Re: Help identify

    Tom, RH, I have a pair mounted on a 35 hp Century (older Branson). If you are moving a lot of brush and small logs they can't be beat. it usually takes me about 20 minutes to attach them to my...
  11. Re: Century 2535 Can't get PTO to engage lever won't move to 540 setting

    You are not joking about that particular fitting. It is a hateful *&^^%%$ to grease. There also is one fitting on the brake pedals that is even worse to reach for me. It would be great if the problem...
  12. Re: Century 2535 Can't get PTO to engage lever won't move to 540 setting

    Neal, looking at the breakdown of the transmission shifting assembly there could be a lot of potential problems, including the clutch. Since the problem appeared suddenly I am thinking something in...
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    Re: Branson 3510 Hydraulic site glass

    Neal, Glad it worked for you. Thanks Willie
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    Re: Branson 3510 Hydraulic site glass

    You really do not need to replace it unless the glass is cracked. Put the tractor on an incline so the oil moves to the front, gently pry out the glass and O ring with a small screwdriver, clean the...
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    Re: Westendorf Brush Crusher

    Hiltz I have had one for a little over a year now. As someone mentioned you do have to remove the quick attach base from the loader arms to attach the grapples because they operate independently....
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    Sawyer, With the built in hitch that the larger Wallensteins have, I can certainly understand and appreciate your position. But on my smaller tractor it sure comes in handy. And it takes me less than...
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    Louie, I hope this information will help you. As I said, the unit is well made and would work fine on a slightly larger tractor if necessary. I feel that it was the best value for me. . Willie Jones
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    Thanks Gordon, I have enjoyed reading your posts about your winch and how you use it. You are correct that I will be operating this winch at low rpms. I had rather stall the tractor than damage...
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    Louie, I have had the winch for about a week. So far it appears that it will meet all expectations. For example, I have the winch attached to a 35 HP compact tractor(Century 2535) and was dragging a...
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    Iguide, welcome to the forum. It is good to hear of your success with the 350 Norse as I just placed an order for one yesterday from Labonville. I looked at all of the major brands and was impressed...
  21. Thread: dipstick

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    Re: dipstick

    Bill the dip sick should be on the right hand side of the engine, (looking forward from the seat) down low just above the oil pan. It should be located about 1/3 the way forward from the rear of the...
  22. Traction Re: Need help with locking in differentials on Century 3045

    Yeah you are working on a tainted tractor, taint a lot of room to get to that part! :D Willie Jones
  23. Traction Re: Need help with locking in differentials on Century 3045

    Ridgetop, I have a Century 2535 which has pretty much the same rear end as your tractor. The differential on mine always hung up on the floor mat until I cut a larger slot out. I have been following...
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    Re: Branson 3510 Stop Solenoid Sticks

    Try putting some oil on the pivot points. I did that on a century 2535 several years ago and it seemed to help. Willie Jones
  25. Thread: Branson 3520h

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    Re: Branson 3520h

    GAFN, Like Eddie I also have a 35 hp Century purchased in 2004. I now have over 800 hours on it and other than the fuel pump, glow plugs, and a preemptive repair with J&B weld on the PS supply tank,...
  26. Re: Hydraulics for county line log splitter and John Deere 5100e

    Nope 'fraid not unless you have a "power beyond" connection for something like a three point hitch backhoe. Bungee cords work well for 3 point splitters; I have had one for years. w jones
  27. Re: Century C-42 very slow 3 point hitch-regardless of temp

    Rameye, I have a Century 2535 - also known as a C 35 and the same as a Branson 3510. The hoses go from the hydraulic pump to the loader control then back to the main hydraulics and 3 pint hitch which...
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    Re: I Changed the Battery in My 3510 Today

    I am probably going to regret this, but I have had mine over 10 years on my century 2535 and the thing is still going strong. And yes it is a pain to get to in the front beneath the air cleaner.
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    Re: century 2535 losing power

    What I found was that the pawls on the shut off lever did not engage the nylon valve and when I shut the valve off to change the fuel filter it never opened it fully. It took me quite a while and...
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    Re: century 2535 losing power

    Swede1111, I have the same tractor only mine is 10 years old now. One strange thing I found was that the fuel shut off valve on the fuel filter got to where it would not open fully and the tractor...
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    Re: New Holland 57 Rolabar

    Draagyn, is the rake powered by the pto or is it ground driven? That will determine how you raise and lower it. There should be some adjustment screws that lower the rake teeth relative to the...
  32. Re: Branson 2910i - Buying Advice Please - Summer use only???

    I have had a 2535 Century which is the equivalent of a 3510 Branson for 10 Years. The key to goo winter starting is to be sure the glow plugs are ok, they do wear out . But combined with a block...
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    Re: Online source for Branson tractor parts

    I do not know if you have solved your problem, but you can go to a place like NAPA or a business that makes up hydraulic lines. If they can't help they probably can recommend a place that does. W....
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    Re: Century 2535 Hydraulic leak

    Neal, Glad to hear it worked and that you are getting over the surgery. Willie :thumbsup:
  35. Re: what to look for when evaluating a NH 450 sickle bar mower

    Some items
    cracks in the frame
    look at the condition of the actual sickle bar - is it missing sections - is the main sickle bent - are the guards straight or bet out of alignment
    is...
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    Re: Century 2535 Opinions and used purchase prices?

    The service manual says that the glow plugs are supposed to heat for 6 seconds and then shut off. There is a clicking sound that is also supposed to come from the glow plug relay. The manual even...
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    Re: Century 2535 Opinions and used purchase prices?

    For engine oil I use Shell Rotella 15w - 40. If you check past posts you will find other recommendations that also work well. Recommended intervals for engine oil are every 100 hours. But it really...
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    Re: Century 2535 Opinions and used purchase prices?

    Branson 3510 - However the website also refers to the 2535 and the C-35 which are all the same tractor. W Jones
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    Re: Century 2535 Opinions and used purchase prices?

    I have the exact same tractor and loader combo which I bought in 2004 and now have over 700 hours on it. If the glow plugs were bad it would not start in 15 degree weather. I just replaced two of...
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    Re: Chisel plow on sub-compact tractor.

    A slightly different option would be to purchase a small single shank subsoiler from TSC or other farm supply outlets that have them. I had a 20 hp JD CUT that I used some years ago to pull it when...
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    Re: Century 2535 Hydraulic leak

    Neal, there is a simpler way to fix that issue. Elevate the tractor's back end on a ramp or blacks so the fluid drains to the front and does not leak to the back. Pry out the sight glass and the...
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    Re: Question on 3 point hitch post drives?

    Having just finished driving several hundred posts, I can echo what has been said. A straight pilot hole is essential for the tolerances you seek. And if the soil contains many rocks that may not be...
  43. Thread: Dr chipper

    by 52wej
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    Re: Dr chipper

    I have one and the anvil is at the bottom of the throat. It is manual feed. Do not pretend otherwise. Anything other that fairly straight wood will have to be pushed in. . Be sure you have thick...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: century branson 35 hp fuel pump delema

    I used a NAPA pump on my Century 2535 (same as Branson 3510) about 2 years ago and it works fine. Willie Jones
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    Re: Starting problem -Glow Plugs?

    Ladew It certainly sounds like you are having more electrical problems. I did what Micro Pilot suggested first and that is when I realized the pump was shot. But everything else was turning and...
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    Re: Starting problem -Glow Plugs?

    I had the same problem, no clicking noise. It turned out to be the fuel pump. As recommended, do be sure you get a loud click from the fuel solenoid just as you turn the key on. You can buy a...
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    Re: Hidden costs of buying a tractor

    My first tractor, a used JD 750 cost the following; 1 horse, 1 horse barn, 1 horse trailer, 1 mile of 4 strand high tensile fence around horse pasture. 15 years later no horse, no trailer, no fence,...
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    Re: NEW ROLLER & SHEEPS FOOT - ON THE WAY

    Toddao is correct. The weight of water is almost 2000 pounds. 1 cubic foot of water contains roughly 7.5 gallons which at a weight of 8.32 lbs per gallon gives a weight per cubic foot of 62.4...
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    Re: Century 3035 electric fuel pump

    Go to Napa and buy their diesel fuel pump. ~$55.00 and it works. You may have to add a bit of hose. Willie Jones
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Newb here: 3ph, is this right?

    Alhill, Zork is right and there is one more thing you need to do, when you turn the arms around, place them on the opposite sides of the tractor. That way the bends in the arms will allign properly...
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    Re: first time use of pto

    Quest, You will probably find that spending a couple of hours running your cutter at the rated PTO will actually make the engine run smoother. Diesel engines that are run at lower rpm's under light...
  52. Thread: Mystery Spring

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    Re: Mystery Spring

    Ernie's right, it is the clutch spring. I have broken a couple. You probably have a lttle bit of free play in the clutch pedal now before the clutch springs engage. You will have to take off part of...
  53. Thread: Mystery Bolt

    by 52wej
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    Re: Mystery Bolt

    Have you looked on your loader? Check the brackets that hold your metal hydraulic lines in place on the frames and cross bar of the loader. Most of the time there will be a bracket that the bolt...
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    Loader Re: Replacement hoses

    Thanks I did learn they are not metric threads so I will have several made up at a local shop. Wilie Jones
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    Loader Replacement hoses

    Has anyone replaced a loader hose for a C-50 Loader? I have a bucket hose that is leaking and need to find a replacement. The loader is on a 2004 model2535 Century. One more question, are the...
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    Snow Attachments Re: V plow for tractor

    Thanks William, I suspect if we get one of the really deep >16" snows that show up here in central Virginia every 10 years or so I may find I have to reduce the width. Would like to see, but most...
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    Snow Attachments Re: V plow for tractor

    You might try making your own like this one. Using 3/4 " marine plywood , oak, treated lumber, and steel this will open an 11 ft wide path in one pass. I am using a 35 hp Century 4wd tractor. So...
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    Re: Ford 3000 and 2 foot of snow (long)

    I have used and still have a ford 3000 2wd since 1968, It has a front blade, wheel weights, loaded tires, chains, and in 2 feet of snow you will need a carry all full of wood on the back to get...
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    Re: Rough start in cold weather on Bransons

    Fox, I have a Century 2535, which is the same as the 3510, although mine may be an earlier model. It has the Kukje engine which is just prior to the cummins (made by kukje i think). Yes I have to...
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    Re: SuperSplit owners, A few Questions????

    LD, You may have to dig a bit in the forum, but the answers to your questions are there and have been discussed a lot. The inertia splitter is a great concept, but as you know is pricey. Run a...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: after market fuel pump

    Well thanks to your questions and comments I knew what to do when my fuel pump on my 2004 Century 2535 died in the middle of plowing snow. Went to NAPA and got a general purpose pump. Salesman said...
  62. Thread: Winged snow drag

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    Re: Winged snow drag

    I also grew up with one as a boy in Central Va. My brother's and my job was to be the weights to hold the plow down! If the tractor went too fast the plow would wiggle back and forth leaving a pile...
  63. Thread: Popping rear end

    by 52wej
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    Re: Popping rear end

    FF I have had the same thing happen on my 2535 Century (3510 Branson). Even after tightening rear wheel lugs, it will still happen periodically. Since it has been doing this for several years and...
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    Re: Country Manufacturing 2 Ton Dump Trailer

    I have to ditto what the last 2 posters said; grease the dickens out of it. and you can easily over load it with heavy materials such as dirt, gravel, or manure. w jones
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    Re: Country Manufacturing 2 Ton Dump Trailer

    Ok time for another point of view. I have had one of these trailers for 15 years and have used the dickens out of it. Your tires will be the limitng factor. Go ahead and put tubes in the tires and...
  66. Thread: overheating

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    Re: overheating

    Iron Horse makes an excellent point. A lot of dust will accumulate on the radiator even if there is not much on the screen. If washing be sure to completely wash so the water flows freeley or better...
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    Price Check Re: Century 2535 2002/2003

    Check out the Branson and Century forum for more insights. It should be similar to a Branson 3510 model from that year. I have the same tractor (2004 model) and loader and it is a delight to use. I...
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    Re: HELP AGAIN SICKLE BAR REMOVAL

    Remove the blade as Ken said. Put some lubricant on the blade and turn the mower by hand before you start, that will allow the blade to move easier. My rule of thumb is as long as I have decent...
  69. Thread: 2535 issue

    by 52wej
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    Re: 2535 issue

    Huckster I had a similar problem with my 2535. What I eventually found was that the pawls on the fuel filter cut off valve lever on the top of the filter bowl assembly did not engage the nylon valve...
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    Re: Branson 3510 Low Power & Hard to Start

    There are bleed screws at the top of the filter housing that you use first. You will need to turn your key on when bleeding them to pump the air out. that will also tell you if your pump is working. ...
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    Re: Why did you choose Branson?

    I have to say also that i spent a lot of time on TBN also reading and evaluating all of the major brands and travelled to many of the major dealers in the areaover a 1 year period before making the...
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    Re: Why did you choose Branson?

    Weight, simple shuttle system,loader design, absence of bells and whistles, and fair price lead me to purchase a Century 2535 almost six years ago (same as Branson 3510). Now430+ hours later I am...
  73. Thread: Patspond

    by 52wej
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    Re: Patspond

    I have the same tractor and it certainly sounds as if there is some linkage siezed beneath the tractor. There are many fittings to grease and they can be challenging to access. SIL and grease gun...
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    Re: Branson 3510i PTO question

    Absolutely the driver is the key to the clutch life. Loader work is also harder on a clutch than normal starting and stopping. A good operator knows how to use the momentum of the machine to aid the...
  75. Thread: 3 pt fork set up

    by 52wej
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    Re: 3 pt fork set up

    You guys are correct about the benfits of a hydraulic top link and rear forks. It makes all of the difference to enable one to get under the log. Once the log is loaded, being able to angle the...
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    Re: Yet another snow plow thread!

    Thanks. I have been pleased with the way it moves the snow. The pull behind plow we had was 2x12 oak and was pulled with a Massey Haris model 30. Willie Jones
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    Yet another snow plow thread!

    Here in Central Virginia we do not often get snow, maybe once every 10 years or so we will have a large snow. It is not uncommon to go several years with out a snow that exceeds 3 to 4inches in...
  78. Oil & Fuel Re: Attn Dave's Tractor: Changing Fuel Filter - 3510i

    Dave I want to say thanks for all of your support for folks all these years. I know I have been reading your posts for at least 6 years and they helped my decision to buy a 2535 Century 5 years ago. ...
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    Re: Century 3045 three point

    Check and see if you have a knob that controls the speed of the three point hitch. It could be turned to a closed position. I have one on my 2535. It is just below the seat near the the PTO lever...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: recommendations for engine oil

    Rotella T 15W-40 is what most use and it is a good product. I have used it in farm tractors for more than 30 years and use it in my Century 2535 now. W Jones
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    Re: How do I build a hay/barn pulley?????????

    Laminarman, If you go check out old barns near you, you should see that any hay tracks or places for block and tackle are usually attached to the collar ties that hold the rafters together near the...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Century 2535 leaks fuel at fuel filter

    Neal, check the top of the sediment bowl to see if it is cracked. I have a 2535 also and I had one crack where the locking collar tightens the sediment bowl against the valve. There was a...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: fuel system issues

    Huckster, I had a similar problem a couple of years ago. I actually had to remove the shutoff lever on the fuel filter assembly and turn the nylon valve with a large screwdriver to get it to where...
  84. Thread: branson 3510i

    by 52wej
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    Re: branson 3510i

    What Mark says is to the point. I have owned a Century 2535 (same size as the 3510 Bransons) for 5 years quite successfully as have many others, and have almost 50 years of experience with farm...
  85. Thread: fuel/power issue

    by 52wej
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    Re: fuel/power issue

    There is one more thing you may want to look at if you have problems again, On my Century 2535 a couple of years ago I had a similar problem and traced it to the shutoff valve on the fuel filter...
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