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Re: 1680 fuel tank line clogging

we had fuel tank crack around suction on 2188 took fuel tank off after draining it an had it steam cleaned and welded used rubber hose in place of steel line, but taking tank off an steam clean is the best wasn't hard except deck plate under radiator housing, good luck
 

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Re: 1680 fuel tank line clogging

What engine does it have? Have you checked the hand primer pump for leaks or if the handle has unscrewed? I had a problem awhile back with my navistar engine that acted like a fuel line or filters plugging, but constantly changing them did'nt seem to make any difference. Them problem would be intermittent, but would become more frequent as time worn on. Turned out to be a worn out injection pump. Works great now.
 

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Re: 1680 fuel tank line clogging

Purchased a used 1480 several years ago, and previous owner had left fuel cap off. Would start combining and the combine would sputter and die in the field. Would run until a load was put on it. Struggled with this the whole first season changing filters, blowing air in tank, etc. Removed fuel tank and had it steam cleaned over the winter and the next year and the past 15 years for that matter, have not had anymore fuel related problems.
 

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Re: 1680 fuel tank line clogging

I agree with everyone else to pull the fuel tank after harvest, alot of work but it will cure it. I would maybe think of putting a longer pipe in the tank then you put in, cause maybe the debris alittle deeper then you thought. Hope this helps.
 

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Re: 1680 fuel tank line clogging

Hey i may have a quick solution for the time being... only problem is that you probably can't get the hose to the bottom of the tank in the corner... it could be worth a go..

Get one of those vacume cleaner/sucker, you plug onto the air comp. put a longer hose on it to get to the bottom of ya tank, prob best to park on a slope to get all gunk to 1 end of the tank. use to own 1680, same tank as our 2188 anyway, should be possible... (best to drain most of the fuel out first) & suck it dry, ad bit more fuel to rinse/flush.... maybe couple of times... catch the fuel in a clean sorghum, sunflower bag of the kind, remember spray back from air & fuel coming out the end... best to catch the fuel to see if its clean.. how many times to rinse...

i have done this to couple of petrol tanks, worked well for me, got the sugar out of the petrol tank.... don't use anything electrical to suck... could be nasty!!!


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Re: 1680 fuel tank line clogging

Pat, I had the same problem with my AF. I took the line and shutoff off the bottom of the tank. then I unscrewed the screen tube that protrudes (sp) up into the bottom of the tank and thru it away. Then i went to farm and fleet and purchased a sediment bowl and shutoff for a IH M. I screwed it into the bottom of the tank and now, I have a pre screener before my pre filter. Also, I ran a 3/16 gas line from the tank vent tube down under the tank and put a air filter on it from a air compressor from a foamer. Now the air going into the tank is filtered. have a safe fall and don't create to much work for those guys at the machine shop
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