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I have a 3032e that runs for a short period of time then stops. It won't start again until I've let it sit for 5-10 minutes. This happened to me a couple months ago and then stopped after I had added a quart of oil and 1/2 gallon of jd20. Though I hadn't run the tractor for longer than 1/2 hour since then. The tractor had been running almost an hour when this happened this time. I had a leak hydraulic leak from front shaft seal for the front axle drive. This was repaired at 202 hours on the tractor and it's at 210 now.

I have read quite a few threads on this forum and others. The most likely thing seems to me that there was a fuel delivery problem. It seems a lot of people have had problems with the fuel screen plugging. So I pulled the fuel line of the filter to see what the flow of diesel coming out was and it was full flow.

Next even though the float hadn't risen at all in my fuel filter I drained the diesel from that and there was no water. When I turned the key on to purge the air from the sediment bowl, which the manual said should take 10-15 seconds, the air did not purge very fast and after 30 seconds I turned the key off.

So I am not sure but it seems to me that the in line fuel pump might be bad. Hopefully there is someone here with a bit more experience that can validate my guess here. I'm including a picture of 30 seconds worth of diesel in the sediment bowl.

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Yes there is a fuel shut off valve in front of the filter. I will check that.

My fuel tank is on the hood (in front of the steering wheel), I believe it's a 2013 model.
 

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The o-ring on the fuel shut off valve is good and where it's supposed to be. I was off by a couple years though, it's a 2015.
 

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I haven't replaced the other fuel filter yet. It's a foot or so upstream of the inline pump on y 3032e, also on the right hand side.

The manual is referring to the parts in my picture as a fuel filter and sediment bowl.

There is probably only a gallon of diesel left in my tank, but I have a pile of brush that needs to be burned... I was hoping that a free flowing fuel coming out of the tank would be a good indication that the there is no blockage in the tank, but I guess the positive pressure created by the fuel pump could pull sediment/algae into the screen. I'll check that after work tomorrow.

Should I go ahead and replace all the fuel filters now?

Thanks for the advice.
 

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I replaced the first fuel filter this morning, but couldn't get the second fuel filter (upstream from the in line pump) off. I was using a filter wrench and was putting enough torque on it to twist the manifold it's screwed on to. Do I need to worry about breaking/bending that?

There was gunk on top of the filter I was able to pull. I'm included a picture of that.
 

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There was no black stuff in or around the first fuel filter. There was some sediment in the bottom though, well as a little film in the corners that was brownish green. Rubbing the fun with my fingers was enough to remove it and I dumped it out with the sediment.

Hopefully I will be able to get the second fuel filter off when I get home from work tonight.

If so I'll drain the rest of the fuel from my tank and make sure there is no residue/algae in it.

@Super55 do you know if there is much of a difference between solenoid makes. I looked it up and they vary from $25 to $150.
 
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I was able to get the fuel filter loose with a bit of rubber belting in between the filter wrench and filter. I took a video of the sediment bowl filling with fuel. It barely filled the bowl itself in 14 seconds. The manual says 10-15 seconds to fill the whole filter. Am I reading this wrong or is my filter filling way to slow.

I also took a another picture of the fuel filter. I am pretty sure there is organic growth on it. I have only run two tanks of fuel through the tractor myself and am not sure if the previous owners treated the diesel or how long the diesel would sit in the tractor between uses.

So it looks like at the very least I should get an algaecide to take care of anything in the fuel tank and rest of the fuel system. I'll empty the tank and make sure the screen in there isn't plugged. Is there anything else I need to do for that.

 

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