/ What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today? #1,781
- Jun 14, 2019
- Talihina, OK
- LS XU6168CPS, Mitsubishi D2050, International B275, link Belt LS 98 PL and Woodmizer Lt 40 Super Hydro
I would not use braided lines! Just get good quality fuel line. The braided is stronger but if they get pin holes they can be harder to find exactly where they are leaking! The reasons for these lines on your tractor not lasting longer could be that its wrong type! Or was old before tractor was built! If new quality hose does it again then they might be bending more than the hose can handle might need hose saver springs put over them in those locations! If that last one seems almost too short might have been too short all along? I have had some hoses that I took off 50 year old tractors that worked fine just cleaned them and put back on! Then on other things have them not last 2 years! Welcome to the modern age of just how cheap can it be made!That turned out to be simple, but interesting. When I parked it, the leak seemed to stop. That told me it was only leaking under pressure. Came inside and took a break for a while. Fuel tank was low, so when I went back out, I filled it first. Turned the key to start the engine see if I could find the leak under pressure. It wouldn't start. Tried to fire, but sputtered. It has never not started before, even in cold weather. Tried several more times, same thing, sputter a bit, but not catch. After about 6 or 8 tries, it finally started.
Didn't take long to find the stream of fuel spraying on the engine from the hose at the inlet to that banjo fitting. Luckily, there was enough hose (just barely) to nip it back an inch and remake it. But then the starting issue came back. Same thing, took several tries to get it going. After letting it sit for an hour or two while doing other things, I went back to it and it started easily, fired right up.
Only thing I can think of is air in the line that needed to be purged.
But why are fuel lines splitting? This is the second one, both right at the fittings. Looking at the short piece I cut off, the split is obvious. Do I need to consider replacing all of the fuel line? If so, what with? Braided?
Also, I still have the question about the Hydro Fluid I posted above.