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If you are asking about the primer bulb, you don't put fuel in it, you push on the bulb and the fuel is suctioned into the bulb via gas hose from the gas tank. If you don' see gas flowing into the primer bulb when it is pressed, then you have either installed it incorrectly or your carb needs to be cleaned.

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