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Cole    Posted 05-29-2019 at 12:51:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Planert
  • ran low on fuel one evening opened fuel bulb a few turn to use reserve fuel and since then ive had to run at half choke to keep running smooth, where should i start?

    Rustyal    Posted 06-03-2019 at 07:16:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Planert
  • You probably need a new fuel bowl assembly. Or just keep plenty of fuel in tank.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 05-29-2019 at 15:00:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Even a long walk to fetch more gas may be less trouble than opening the fuel valve all the way. I never worried about using that reserve until my fuel valve clogged plowing snow. We might get one really good snowstorm in an entire winter season, so it figures when mine clogged it was snowing about 1" an hour. Nothing I tried would flow for more than a few seconds without clogging again. Can't do much work with a tractor that won't run. I did have a new fuel valve assembly handy. Drained the rest of the gas, pulled the old valve, flushed the tank, installed the new valve, cleaned the carb screen, and made sure the fuel line was clean.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-29-2019 at 13:37:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Opening valve fully to access reserve often cause debris in the tank to collect on the vertical in-line screen and cause blockage. The first thing is to perform the fuel flow test. Take a coffee can or gas can with funnel and place on ground under the carb. Loosen the fuel line at the carb inlet port with a 7/16” flare nut wrench or equivalent. Gently move off to the side and direct down to funnel. Go to Fuel Sediment Bulb and open the fuel valve two full turns to MAIN. Observe fuel flow is a steady almost pencil thick stream with no hesitation, sputtering, stopping and starting. Flow should fill a pint jar in about two minutes. Alternate method of test is to then shut off fuel valve and reconnect the fuel line to carb. Next, place funnel directly below carb, go to the NPT drain plug on bottom of carb, usually brass so careful not to round off, and remove plug. Again open Fuel Valve 2 Full Turns and observe results. If test fails, you can first try to remove and clean the sediment bulb. You’ll need to drain the tank first. At this point you might want to consider cleaning the tank good as well. Methods vary so research that in the archives. Clean the upright screen being careful not to blow compressed air thru it as it only soldered on, but new ones are glued. Replace the brass fine mesh horizontal screen between bowl halves with a new one and use a new cork gasket. Clean glass bowl well. Reassemble. Test with a gallon or two of gas. If fuel flow fails again, time to remove and rebuild the carb. There are several articles in the HOW-TO’s forum –here is a link, click it.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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