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How to replace fuel line on Homelite Vac Attack, is outside fuel line the pick up?

Have replacement line and filter. Manual does not indicate if outer most fuel line is the one going IN to the carb, which would need the filter. Simply need to know if filter goes on line closest to outside of engine. FYI local farmers, etc., tell me they dont use the ethanol fuel for their small motors anymore. They buy marine grade gas at marines to use instead.

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I have a Homelite "Vac Attack" leaf blower model

The fuel line is replaceable by itself, you don't need a new tank. Just make sure you get the same size line or it will leak where it goes into the tank. Any local small engine repair shop should have the line. There are two lines that go into the tank, the pickup line has the filter on it. It not only filters the gas but keeps the end of the line down in the fuel.

Nov 02, 2010 | Homelite Garden

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I own a Homelite Vac Attack II Model UT08546. The unit is fairly new. It will not start. If I spray fuel into the carburetor it will run until the fuel burns out. I have replaced the hose and fuel filter...

OK! You know if you put fuel in it runs. You have replaced the fuel lines and filter which is great too. What is left? Two things....

1) fuel inlet screen inside the carb.

2) diapragm lever arm clearance.

Both of these are under the little covers on the carb. The one with four screws is the diapragm. The other will have one or two screws which is the inlet screen side.

Remove the gas from the vac and proceed to take the fuel inlet cover off.
The cover is under the air filter body so you have to pull the two star head screws out to get to it. With the fuel inlet cover removed you can pick out the screen inside the round hole and check it for debris/gelled fuel. These things plug at the drop of a hat! You can either try to clean the screen or go to a parts store and pickup a fresh one. I would go with a new one since the screens are so delicate cleaning is almost impossible. If you hold the screen up and look through it you will understand what I mean. You can also look on Ebay and order one and get it by mail. Which might be easier and still cost effective.

Once you replace the screen *(you put in the new by setting it in the hole and gently pressing it in with something blunt and about the size of the hole. It wont take much effort so be gentle. Once the screen is in put it back together, add a little fuel, and check the primer for rebound.
That is to say that the primer , once pushed in, should come back out quickly and fill with fuel. If it drags or stays in you still have a block somewhere in the system. This might mean removing the carb and stripping it completely and cleaning all the passages.

Do the screen thing first and we can discuss the diapragm work after that. Here is a link to homelite too:

Aug 06, 2010 | Homelite Carburetor Trimmer Blower...

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My Homelite Vac Attack II is 4 years old and I

fit new pump ad float diaphragms in the carby
the fuel mix has become irrelevant as Stihl have an oil that is a 50:1 oil and covers all ratios and mixtures
do not use any e-mix fuels as that destroys carby components

Aug 09, 2017 | Homelite Leaf Vac Attack

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Wht is the gas to oil ratio for a homelite vac

Yours is not a current model and I did not find a manual. The following is an excerpt from a 26cc MightyLite Blower/Vac UT08550/UT08951 "Operator's Manual":
This product is powered by a 2-cycle engine and requires pre-mixing gasoline and 2-cycle lubricant. Pre-mix unleaded gasoline and 2-cycle engine lubricant in a clean 1 gallon container approved for gasoline.
Recommended fuel: This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline intended for automotive use.
Mix Homelite Premium Exact Mix lubricant with gasoline according to the instructions on the package. If Premium Exact Mix lubricant is not available, use a high quality synthetic 2-cycle engine lubricant, mixed at 2.6 oz. per gallon (US).
Do not use automotive lubricant or 2-cycle outboard lubricant.
NOTE: Premium Exact Mix fuel mix will stay fresh up to 30 days. DO NOT mix quantities larger than usable in a 30 day period.
1 gallon (US) 2.6 oz.
1 Liter 20 cc (20 ml)

1 quart fuel:3/4 ounces of oil = 1 Gallon fuel:3 ounces of oil or slightly less than 43:1. Not what a current manual recommends.

If properly adjusted your blower will operate fine on 50:1 regardless of what the manual reads. HTH

Jan 31, 2010 | Homelite Leaf Vac Attack

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Idle good on ground but pick it up and it stops

Therory #1
Electrical short or ground
You might have a wire to the coil for 'kill switch' in the handle assembly that is connected to the Off-On switch and is being pinched by something when you pick the unit up. If you pick it up by the body or base, does it die, or is this only when you pick it up by the handle.

If you pick it up by the handle(only), I suspect a pinched wire:
Therory #1

If you pick it up by the base, I suspect it is fuel related:
thus therory #2

Theroy #2
Fuel starvation - 'lean fuel' condition
Basic things to check:
1) spark plug
2) spark arrestor in muffler
3) fuel lines and tank filter
4) turn adjustment needles out (counterclockwise) 1/4 to 1/2 turn
Chain Saws:
5) check impulse tube and intake boot for cracks or leaks
*if all of the above are OK and/or do not improve performance then:
Remove Carburetor
6) replace gaskets/diaphragms
a) use a spray carb cleaner to clean jets, holes, and body of carb
b) fuel pump diaphragm goes against the carb body,
then the gasket towards the outside
c) metering gasket goes against the carb body,
and the diaphragm goes towards the outside

Nov 12, 2009 | Homelite Leaf Vac Attack

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I have the homelite Vac Attack 2, i'm having trouble starting it, i prime it the desired 7 times (actually more) but i just sit there and pull, and pull, and pull the cord....really getting frustrated!

#1 senerio
Fouled spark plug
ie, carbon and or fuel fouled
install new plug, and withouth choking or priming, pull 4-6 times while holding the throttle at wide open.

If not fouled, go to senerio #2

#2 senerio
Fuel starvation - 'lean fuel' condition
Basic things to check:
1) spark plug
2) spark arrestor in muffler
3) fuel lines and tank filter
4) turn adjustment needles out (counterclockwise) 1/4 to 1/2 turn
*if all of the above are OK and/or do not improve performance then:
Remove Carburetor
5) replace gaskets/diaphragms
b) use a spray carb cleaner to clean jets, holes, and body of carb

Nov 09, 2009 | Homelite Leaf Vac Attack

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Does this blower use 2 cycle mix; I have a homelite vac attack II 200mph blower and it is having trouble starting

Yes it will use a fuel mixture of 40:1(3.2 oz of two cycle oil to 1 gallon of gas). Any fuel sitting over 30 days now is considered bad fuel. All the manufacturers schools this year and told us this. We are finding it to be true.
Good day.

Oct 12, 2009 | Homelite Leaf Vac Attack

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