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Old 02-12-2011, 07:00 AM   #1
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Default Bx Fuel Filter Problems

I use to change both fuel filters on my bx1500 about every 100 hrs.
with out any problems accuring due to a clogged filter. At that time I
always refueled my kobota at the farm next door. A couple of years
ago the farm was sold. So I had to start getting my fuel in town.
Now about every 30 hrs the filters are done. Ive tried fuel from
three different locations same problem. Two other bx owners in the
area have the same problem. I use power source treatment in the
fuel is there anything else i can do. I don't mind changing filters twice
a year but three times a year that's a bit much.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bx Fuel Filter Problems

Says a pile about quality fuel.

Find out where the farmer got his fuel.
Maybe there's another farmer who can help a guy out.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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Default Re: Bx Fuel Filter Problems

Quick thought, you have tried 3 different places for fuel, have you changed the container you are getting the fuel in?

Also have you emptied your fuel tank on the tractor and flushed it. You may have gotten crap in the tank once and it just keeps working its way into the lines.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:08 AM   #4
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Default Re: Bx Fuel Filter Problems

Ya, all good advice. Changing fuel filters on a BX every 100 hrs is real 'frequent' so something is 'up'.

I can't imagine that Wisconsin sells diesel fuel in a 'standard' that is different from the rest of North America, so start looking elsewhere for this fuel filter clogging up with crap issue.

GKTilton and MeanJean are spot on. The issue is not the fuel.

Check and clean or flush out the tractors tank which in itself is a big job! Consider upgrading the filters to something a little bigger since the OE Kubota inline filters are a quite small. A good Auto/Ag Parts store like NAPA will have about a dozen choices they could show you.

Replace your diesel fuel can with a correct yellow colored approved diesel fuel container and stop using the Power Source fuel Conditioner that you have been using entirely.

It is possible that it's concentration is incorrect or it is in some way reacting with the plastic fuel tank on your tractor or in the container and is creating some kind of plasticizer residue that is coating the filters and leading to their premature failure.

Let us know what you find out! this is an interesting thread that I'll be wanting to follow!
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:28 AM   #5
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Default Re: Bx Fuel Filter Problems

[QUOTE=Service Dept Vic;23938]
It is possible that it's concentration is incorrect or it is in some way reacting with the plastic
fuel tank on your tractor or in the container and is creating some kind of plasticizer
residue that is coating the filters and leading to their premature failure.

I never even considered that.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: Bx Fuel Filter Problems

Thanks all for the input. I think ill remove the tank and clean it out.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:54 PM   #7
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Default Re: Bx Fuel Filter Problems

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Replace your diesel fuel can with a correct yellow colored approved diesel fuel container and stop using the Power Source fuel Conditioner that you have been using entirely.
Service Dept. Vic.
I know the weather is getting warm but I wanted to ask before this thread gets any older. If we shouldn't be using Power Source Fuel Conditioner, when the weather gets cold next winter is there a product you would recommend to prevent fuel gelling? I just got a BX23 and my learning curve is real steep right now. I just got a new yellow container but at the same time I got a new grey bottle of the fuel conditioner so I guess I was half right.
Thanks for any advice.
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