WM25, Ok to turn key on without starting, to watch fuel gage?

   / WM25, Ok to turn key on without starting, to watch fuel gage? #1  

SmallChange

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New Holland WM25 with 200LC front end loader, filled R4 tires 43X16.00-20 and 25X8.50-14 (had a Kubota B6200D with dozer and R1 tires)
When I first insert the key and turn it to on, there's an immediate rapid ticking sound coming from near the fuel filter. I'm guessing that's a fuel pump? And the glow plugs start heating in preparation for starting.

But is it OK to leave the tractor in this state for a few minutes, so I can fill my fuel tank while watching the fuel gage? Or is it hard on anything because the tractor thinks it's going to be started momentarily?

Or should I start it and fill with the engine running? The tank's quite distant from the engine....
 
   / WM25, Ok to turn key on without starting, to watch fuel gage? #2  
No problem
 
   / WM25, Ok to turn key on without starting, to watch fuel gage? #3  
Either way, no problem.
 
   / WM25, Ok to turn key on without starting, to watch fuel gage? #4  
Do it many times. Same on my car if I need the key on for something.

Ralph
 
 
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