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I am having issues not getting gas to the bowl in the carburetor what would cause that

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Could be a defective petcock.
Especially if it's a vacuum operated one.
There's a filter screen at the top of the petcock, up inside the gas tank.
It might be clogged - you need to remove the petock from the gas tank to access.
Could be a clogged fuel line, or an inline fuel filter.
Or, an inline fuel filter could be installed backwards (most are uni-directional, with a flow arrow showing the direction of flow).
There could be a filter at the fitting where the fuel line enters the float bowl.
The float could be set too high.
The float needle valve could be clogged.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

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  • Ryan Faler Apr 16, 2014

    I already cleaned the pitcock and check the pin making sure it was not stuck open

  • Ryan Faler Apr 16, 2014

    I have sea foamed everything for the tank to the carburetor

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    Strech Apr 16, 2014

    Even with SeaFoam, something can still be clogged. You need to start at the float bowl and work your way back. Pull the gas line at the float bowl, turn on the petcock (use a catch can!) and see if you have flow that far. If you do, and gas is still not getting to float bowl, you know that the problem is somewhere in the float bowl. If no gas flow at this point, remove gas line at petcock, turn on gas, and see if you have flow. If you do, you know that the fuel line is clogged somewhere between the petcock and the float bowl. If no flow, the problem is with the petcock, or the filter attached to it inside the gas tank.

  • Ryan Faler Apr 16, 2014

    It's funny u should say that. I just did it and I have gas to the Carb, so I took the bowl off, and tried to blow air through a hose with the bowl.off and nothing.

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    Strech Apr 16, 2014

    Yeah, this is the idea about troubleshooting. Before you can FIX the problem, you have to locate where/figure out what the problem is. Now you have it narrowed down. Try removing the float and it's needle to see if clears then. If not, you might have to remove the float needle valve seat. After, you might need a flexible wire to poke out the blockage, or try air pressure from an air compressor.

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ya the pin is stuck and u need to open the air fuel mix turn it all the way in then turn it 3 time out try that if noting get back to me I can help you for sure

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