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sydove
sydove

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:50pm

Post Subject: Beta 43 fuel primer

Just changed the fuel filter on my Beta 43. Only then noticed that the knob is missing from the fuel primer pump. As I have not used this before, I am not clear on how it operates, Should it be possible to repair this? e.g. get a screw into what appears to be a central tube. (It does not seem to be threaded.)

Beta 43 fuel primer
Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:55pm

Post Subject: Beta 43 fuel primer

As you can see on the forum the photo is so small as to be useless. I need to see a full size one so please email it to Tony@tb-training.co.uk. That type of primer is usually a diaphragm type pump so you may be able to operate it by pushing on the centre part but I will need see the photo to be sure.

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:16pm

Post Subject: Beta 43 fuel primer

Thanks for the photos. It is much as I thought. I think that you can push the white plastic bit down and then a spring will push it back up. Have a good look down the hole in the white plastic bit, I think that you will see its a blind hole in the plastic moulding. If so You may be able to grind don something like a short roofing bolt to put down the hole so you have a decent "button" to press on. If you need a new one I fear it will be a whole new filter head. However you do not have to buy from Beta. A Kubota agent may be cheaper and if you google "Diesel filter with priming pump" you may well find something useful.

sydove
sydove

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:35pm

Post Subject: Beta 43 fuel primer

Thanks for the info. In fact, I found that the primer 'rod' is threaded, which is just as well since it must be pushed & pulled down/up. (No return spring action.) I was concerned that the actuator knob had been snapped off. Looks like it had been lost along with the securing screw.

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:39pm

Post Subject: Beta 43 fuel primer

It will almost certainly be a common metric thread so if you can estimate the diameter and try to find a screw to fit. Once you have that you can fit any type of knob you want on the screw.

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