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    2440 - It ran fine until I....

    Changed the fuel filter. The tractor starts ok, shuts off, and runs but will surge in power.

    I don't think I have bled the filter of all the air - it can be seen in the short video. I've opened the bleed valve and pumped the fuel pump primer until fluid is coming out the valve - but I never seem to get all the air bubbles out and the glass never fills completely. The second video has some slow motion - not sure that is helpful, but there it is.

    I would really appreciate some advice and let me know how to fix and what the heck I did wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rope_Chucker View Post
    Changed the fuel filter. The tractor starts ok, shuts off, and runs but will surge in power.

    I don't think I have bled the filter of all the air - it can be seen in the short video. I've opened the bleed valve and pumped the fuel pump primer until fluid is coming out the valve - but I never seem to get all the air bubbles out and the glass never fills completely. The second video has some slow motion - not sure that is helpful, but there it is.

    I would really appreciate some advice and let me know how to fix and what the heck I did wrong.

    Thanks.
    Remove the filter and check the machined area, where the rubber seals seat, for foreign objects. Wipe clean, reinstall, bleed the filter again.
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    Take the filter off lay it down so the holes are facing up and fill it up through through the holes, with the filter full quickly put it in place and put clamp on. Then start tractor or try and bleed air. Ive done several this way and had good luck with tractor starting.
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    Thanks, Michael and Ram2940 - just the kind of advice/info I needed - cuz I was fresh outta next steps. Will try tomorrow.
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    My 1st thought from viewing you video is man the fan belt sure looks worn & loose.

    I've never had much problem changing those rectangular fuel filters & I have never attempted to put fuel into filter before installation. I just remove filter from box then install filter open bleeder screw,pump lever on fuel pump until air free fuel came out close bleeder then start engine.

    My guess a valve in fuel transfer pump is not operating correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx Jim View Post
    My 1st thought from viewing you video is man the fan belt sure looks worn & loose.

    I've never had much problem changing those rectangular fuel filters & I have never attempted to put fuel into filter before installation. I just remove filter from box then install filter open bleeder screw,pump lever on fuel pump until air free fuel came out close bleeder then start engine.

    My guess a valve in fuel transfer pump is not operating correctly.
    Tx Jim - I rebuilt the water pump about 120 hours ago, but will check that to see if something has shifted/loosened. P.S. - new belt too.

    I'll give it another shot today and see if it will work. When pumping the prime lever, that bottom reservoir never fills, though I can see the fuel moving - so there may be the problem.

    I've not had a problem replacing this filter in past so...I don't know.
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    If that is a new fan belt in video then the alt pulley is worn out or wrong for the belt because belt sinks too deep in pulley.

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    TX Jim - the alternator had slipped and I re-tightened - that may not be the correct belt. I replaced the belt when the water pump was rebuilt and I believe I got that at NAPA so...not sure of the V profile.

    Well, I did get it fixed & bled. I think the problem was from the drain plug 'rubber' washer (The bleed plug washer is about in the same state) It was very old - maybe original, cracked and brittle. I put an o-ring on because that was the only thing remotely close that I had on hand. Bled with the primer lever and this morning it ran great - got the arena groomed and drying out from the afternoon showers we've been pelted with.

    Thank you all for the input - it is always appreciated.
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