In Reply to: Re: New carb seems not to get fuel after running a while posted by Ron on June 25, 2023 at 19:20:17:
Had it happen to me twice. First time had bought fuel during a cold spell. About 10 days later was pulling a drag to knock down weeds working tractor as hard as it would work. No clouds, bright sun, 85 degrees in December. Second time I had removed fan belt to take to store to get a new one. They did not have one. Was going to farm to mow and almost got there. Had forgotten to put belt back on. Tractor "ran out of gas" but tank was nearly full. As soon as engine died radiator cap vented alerting me to my error.
As JMOR said, the in tank screen does not do much. But that reminded me of another thing that used to happen randomly running out of gas when plenty of gas in tank. The previous owner must have had a little helper working on the tractor, as the gas tank rattled when I got the tractor. Pulled out rusty nails, bolts, nuts, washers, bottle caps, and a plastic soldier, and a die cast truck (hot wheels?) from the tank. Flushed out quite a bit of rust but could not get it all. Tractor used to run out of gas at random with plenty of fuel left in tank. I carried a rubber hose and a flair nut wrench in the tool box so when that happened I could take the fuel line loose at the carburetor and blow the (presumed rust) back into the tank. Never collected much rust in the sediment bowl however. One day when I had the tank off for another reason and was draining out the remaining gas from the fill hole, a piece of a candy wrapper came out into the pan. That was what was plugging the main at random. After that never had that problem again.