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    Default Butler bogging down under load

    cant quite figure it out - changed the throttle cable , serpintine belt, clutch belts, and belts on the blower and pump - its revs up to the right rpms but under load it bogs down - any guesses as to the problem ??

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    Default Re: Butler bogging down under load

    Hows the van driving?is there power?Maybe under a load not enough fuel.
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    Default Re: Butler bogging down under load

    van seems to drive well - dont hear any slipping belts . doesnt seem starved for fuel -

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    Default Re: Butler bogging down under load

    Sorry,not familiar with ptos.
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    Default Re: Butler bogging down under load

    Check the clutch

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    Default Re: Butler bogging down under load

    what would you check? I am thinking that may be the problem , but how do you diagnose it ?

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    Default Re: Butler bogging down under load

    Have you tried calling Butler?

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    Default Re: Butler bogging down under load

    I forgot about the clutch,hook up a vac hose and go to the front of the van and put the machine under a load,first without it,then with it,see if the clutch is slipping.
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    Default Re: Butler bogging down under load

    Sound like what my WhiteMagic did and it ended up being the clutch slipping under load. Check and see if the clutch is letting out alot of dust or a rusty color on the clutch housing itself. Mine would clean great until it heated up and then lose power!
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    Default Re: Butler bogging down under load

    Definitely check the clutch. Also check your vac load to make sure your vac relief is opening at the right time.

    I don't know if Butler uses any kind of vacuum pod that is hooked to the van throttle to compensate for vac load (a governor of sorts). If so, that could also be a place to look.

    Take a look at the crankshaft pulley on the van to make sure it isnt worn.

 

 
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