First, I'm new to this site and have to say this is the best heavy equipment forum I've seen as far as information and diversity. A great site.
I have searched the forum for an answer and solution to my Takeuchi tl150 problem but can't seem to find anything. It's an 07' with about 950 hours. Additionally I have the tl150 shop manual (798 pages) and can't locate a troubleshooting subject related to this. I've tried to figure this out but need some help.
The problem is my 150 keeps stalling out (engine shuts down with the oil light and coolant light both coming on) after running it about 30-45 minutes. It will sometimes crank up for a few seconds afterward but shuts down again the same way with both lights coming on. It will have to sit and cool down before running again. Oil level is good and just changed out, and the coolant level is exactly where it should be. Other than shutting down after 30-45 minutes everything else is working great. I'm hoping this is something fairly simple. Obviously something is telling the engine to shut down before possible damage occurs. I just need to find out what sensor, relay, etc. is bad. Could it be one of the following needing replacement? 1) Coolant temperature sensor connected to radiator hose 2) Bad thermostat not opening? The tl150 is in a remote area on a ranch and it would be a pain to have to haul it into a shop. I'm hoping I can do the repair myself. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.