- Jan 25, 2007
Hi, I have 1974 Case 1737 skid steer and I was running it today for about two hours and all of the sudden it stalled like it was running out of gas. It only stalled/sputtered for a second and then ran for about five minutes and stalled again just for a second (and the engine didn't quit when it stalled). This happened more and more frequently until finally the engine stalled and quit running. I thought it ran out of gas but when I opened the gas cap on each tank there was tremendous pressure, and if I let too much pressure out, gas would spray out from under the gas cap. It took me about five minutes to slowly let off the pressure until I could get the caps off without spraying gas all over the place. When I finally got the caps off I noticed that the gas in both tanks was boiling WOW. The gas tanks were both 3/4 full and it isn't a hot day, in fact it's pretty cool outside. I'm pretty sure the gas tank is just a divided split from the hydraulic fluid tank (one tank, two sections), I wonder if the hydraulic fluid got too hot and heated up the gas? I let it cool down and it started up and ran fine (after running rough for a minute or so). Any suggestions on how to correct this problem? I replaced the hydraulic fluid and filter just recently, so I'm assuming it's not from a dirty filter or fluid.