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CAT B277 loss of power

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by Mitch O, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Mitch O

    Mitch O Well-Known Member

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    Machine starts right up and everything works. Notice that it gradually loses power. The more I increase the throttle the less power and rpm I get. Cold be fuel filter??
     
  2. Nige

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    That's the first place I'd be looking.
     
  3. Mitch O

    Mitch O Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, will get one from the dealer today.
     
  4. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

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    When you change the filter there is a priming procedure using the electric priming pump for the new filter (you install it dry). It will be in your Operator Manual.
     
  5. Mitch O

    Mitch O Well-Known Member

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    I'll review the procedure. Again thanks.
     
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    Me too!
     
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino Super Moderator

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    My 246 goes thru fuel filters pretty fast..I change both every year and I only put about 50 hrs a year on..I also installed a pre filter ahead of the 30 micron filter...previous owner apparently didn't feel keeping crap out of the fuel tank was a priority..