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I have a bitelli bb730 paver. It takes 12 seconds to start.

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I have a bitelli bb730 paver. It takes 12 seconds to start. Caterpillar said this normal after 2000 hours. Is this true. Surely they must be fobbing me off??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Heavy Equipment
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Expert:  Dan replied 3 years ago.
Hi my name is***** will try to help. It should not take that long for your engine to start. Check your fuel supply lines for leaks, restrictions, dry rot cracking, and a potential lift pump issue. If all checks out depending on what model Deutz this is you could have a worn injection pump or a faulty fuel check valve in the system. Does this happen only on cold startup or even after shut down and restarted throughout the day? Let me know.