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Replacing fuel lines and filter in gas tank. How do I install new filter intank and connect to new fuel line when I can't reach inside the tank to hold the filter and plug in place while I press the new fuel line on.

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Usually you can remove the tank and the hoses run thru a rubber gromet. pull that gromet and the hole is big enough for the filter to come out. makes it easy access. This all depends on the type or tool you have.

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I am not familiar with your brand of machine, BUT... many machines have similar fuel line setups. Here\'s what I know.

Most carburetors have built-in fuel pumps that suck fuel from the tank. As the fuel pumps generally suck more fuel than the engine needs, there is a "fuel RETURN line" from the carb back to the fuel tank, which returns the excess fuel back to the tank. There is usually nothing attached to the end of this line inside the tank.

The "other" fuel line is from the tank TO the carb, and it usually has a tiny, weighted, fuel filter attached to a long piece of fuel line INSIDE the tank. This long, flexible, floppy piece of tubing allows fuel pickup regardless of how, what position, the machine is held.

The purpose for this set-up is threefold:

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  2. The "long" fuel line inside the tank is to allow the filter/pick-up end of the fuel line to move around in order to pick up fuel from ALL points inside the tank,and

  3. The weight is to forcefully "carry" the filter/pick-up intake to the low point ["bottom"] of the tank regardless of the orientation of the machine and fuel tank!!!

On the machines that I replaced the fuel lines, to replace the suction line I had to use a longer than normal [when finished] length of line.

I first had to "fish" the filter, weight, and any nipples and or washers out of the tank.

  1. I then inserted the new line into the tank from outside through the small hose opening hole.

  2. To start, I put MUCH MORE [extra] line into the tank so that I could fish-out 5 or 6 inches thru the filler opening, allowing me to finish the connection of the filter, weight, nipple(s) and/or washers outside the tank where I had room to work!!!!!

  3. The use of nipples with washers expands the hose enough to keep the assembly from easily falling or pulling from the tank.

  4. Once all of the "in-tank" assembly was done, I then gently pulled the extra fuel line back out of the tank hole, thus pulling the weighted filter and connectors back into the tank. I left enough "loose" tubing inside the tank to allow the weighted fuel pick-up end to reach anywhere inside the tank.

  5. The final step was to route the line to the suction nipple on the carb, cut the line to proper length, and attach it over the carb suction/intake nipple.

Not being familiar with your machine, I can only hope this allows you to fix your machine! Good luck!!!!!

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