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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 11:32 PM
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Hmmmmm!

Actually, after the first incident last year I put in a new filter and checked the old. There was nothing in it. Good idea though.
Might be the screen in the tank?????????

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Perhaps water, but I would also look at the vacuum lines and the vacuum fuel shutoff valve.

+1... If it happens again, then by-pass the Fuel Shutoff Valve... Those things seem to always go bad


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+1... If it happens again, then by-pass the Fuel Shutoff Valve... Those things seem to always go bad
You mean the petcock? I would expect that to just plumb fail. Or could it screw up sporadically?

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You mean the petcock? I would expect that to just plumb fail. Or could it screw up sporadically?

...yes "Petcock". They can "partially" fail, or "totally" fail.


The internal rubber diaphragm goes bad, and/or the vacuum source (to operate it) is bad/weak/intermittent.


They just suck, really... cause more harm than good


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...yes "Petcock". They can "partially" fail, or "totally" fail.


The internal rubber diaphragm goes bad, and/or the vacuum source (to operate it) is bad/weak/intermittent.


They just suck, really... cause more harm than good



personally, that should have been an electric fuel shutoff valve from the factory.


because it will not open until the engine creates vacuum.
that wastes the first two revolutions of the engine.



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Well I did pick up a repair kit some time ago. Maybe I should just put it on.

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