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I few weeks ago I posted a thread about my 2320 losing power.

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=82712

I just got the tractor back and wanted to let you know what they found in case any of you run into a similar problem. (read original post to see problem)

The dealer found a seed had lodged itself in the aluminum housing that the fuel filter screws into. The seed itself was not enough to stop the tractor but it began to catch the smaller stuff behind it and eventually was enough of a restriction to prevent the tractor from running at high rpm's.

This explains why changing the filter didn't fix it. The seed never made it that far.

Here's the tough part... $225. to pull a seed from the fuel system. Warranty does not cover dirty fuel. (The dealer pulled the tank, flushed it twice, blew through all hoses etc. 5+ hrs. labor is what they're claiming)

A learning lesson for sure but I'm still not sure how anything got in the tank. I use 3-4 new diesel cans, always wipe the cap off before unscrewing. Oh well, I bet next time I check the fuel lines. :)
 

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Sucks about not being covered under warranty, but the bright side is that it was not anything major.

Glad it worked out for you and being relatively simple.
 

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It sucks that you had to fork over a couple wrappers but at least problem is solved. I got in a hurry one time filling up my tank and mowed about 1/2 acre when I realized that I forgot to put the fuel cap back on. Sure hope that mistake dont bite me in the a$$.:banghead3
 

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I'm going to look tomorrow to see if there's room to put one of those cheap inline filters with the screens in them like they use on lawn mowers in the line before the housing. Looked like a tight spot at first glance.
 

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Thanks for the update. I get a lot of crud around the fuel cap. I just take my air hose and blow everything out before refueling. Have you thought about a Mr. Fuel funel for filling? slkpk
 

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Another thing to consider....bio-diesel. What we have been finding out is that bio-diesel blends have a tendency to loosen and dissolve any 'crap' and impurities in the fuel system and then can lead to plugging of the filters.
 

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Another thing to consider....bio-diesel. What we have been finding out is that bio-diesel blends have a tendency to loosen and dissolve any 'crap' and impurities in the fuel system and then can lead to plugging of the filters.
That is a good idea. I really need to look in to this especially since I mowed
with the cap off.:banghead3
 

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Ouch. 225 that bites. I use a flow n go nozzle to fuel. It looks like a plastic fuel filler handle like at the garage fuel pump but it has a syphon built in to it. If you put your can above the fuel filler on the tractor it will syphon the fuel in after you pump it a couple of times to get it started. One thing I would change if I could on these tractors is to move the filler to a lower spot so it is not such a pain to fillup from a can. On a 2320 you need to stand on the floor board of the tractor then lift the can quite high and it is a recipe for spilling fuel. So now I have a shelf about 6ft up and I lift the can onto the shelf and use the flow n go. Works for me.

Brian
 
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