L3901 dies

GreensvilleJay

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BX23-S
Apr 2, 2019
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Greensville,Ontario,Canada
OK, up at local farm getting ponypoop , using an L3901 (pretty sure that's the number...)
Anyway if you try turning right, engine dies. Wait 2-3 seconds(the time it takes to mumble w-t-f, restarts fine, carry on.... however it consistantly will die if trying to turn right,going forward. I wasn't driving, just observing...

RPM s fine, not overheating, left turns no problem, backup fine...

ANy ideas as to WHY this can happen ? Owner is clueless,sad really it was a nice machine 5 years ago..look 105 now...
 

GreensvilleJay

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BX23-S
Apr 2, 2019
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Greensville,Ontario,Canada
hmm, hadn't thought of that as the operator's a kind heavy guy....but it makes sense.
we'll see next week when we go back for another 60 yards of ponypoop compost..
I'm gettin to old for this shi...:rolleyes:
 

Palmettokat

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M6800, B2710, L6060, Volvo 5 ton excavator and implements.
Apr 21, 2020
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Trash in fuel system that is shifting to block the fuel flow. Could be in fuel tank but if doing it turning right would seem to be some how it remains on the right side and flows to the left or over the outlet with the turn. (has a wasp in fuel tank that did this. Guess he was in the hose nozzle when did a fill up, but black wasp in dark fuel tank was not easy to spot)

If heavy operator, could have seat support issue that fails with the right turn causing the weight sift with the turn.