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I left gas in it and want to take for a ride, I have spark but no gas going through the carb. is there an easier fix than taking the carb off and cleaning?

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  • jamesrmar648 Oct 04, 2010

    did that a couple of hours ago, it won't feed into the carb even with air asisst, I'll leave it sit and try again in the morning. I even had it running by spraying gas in the air intake

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Try this: There is a nipple located on the lower left side of the Carb. It takes a hex to twist it or use a pair of needle nose pliers. Turn it and the old gas from the carb will leak out. Put a plastic bottle under the nipple until it stops, usually about one oz will come out. Close it back up and fill your gas tank with fresh fuel (top off what is already in the tank) Now try to start it

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You can remove the air intake and spray down the inside of the carb with carb cleaner to attempt to clean the jets. You can also try removing the fuel feed line and spray some carb cleaner in there.

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