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Old 03-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #15
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I agree to look at the hose from the tank too.. Could be soft enough to collapse under suction..

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:46 AM   #16
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found a carb kit local for 25.00 so going to go thought carb . going to crawl under it tonight and look at fuel line.

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Old 03-28-2012, 05:51 AM   #17
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I looked around my recently serviced (by me) generator and found a second rubber fuel line I did not see when I serviced the carb and changed the oil , plugs and filters, it was on the side out of sight and is cracked and rotted., it connects the metal line from the frame to the genset and is about 6 inch long,
I had changed the one from the fuel pump to the carb during the service and it too was cracked and rotted and leaking, bujt this one was easy to spot since it was located in plain sight when you removed the air cleaner.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:47 AM   #18
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And there is typically another rubber line connecting the other end of that metal fuel line to the gas tank nipple.

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #19
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ill look at those lines
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #20
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Yes check all for and replace all rubber lines between the carb and fuel tank. When I first bought my motorhome I could not keep the gen running for more then a few minutes. I replaced the rubber lines that was easy to find (at the generator and at the tank) but missed one where the metal line routed past the frame. I brought the MH in to have some suspension work done on the tag axle and had them check the generator as well. They decided it was a bad fuel pump that was overheating. After changing the pump it did not fix the issue (although it would run a little bit longer) that is when they found the other line that I did not replace. That ended up fixing the issue but was costly at their labor rates.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #21
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i put the carb back on after rebuild, inbetween coats of paint (painting a 67 fairlane wagon) . tonite i had a few minutes and walked out and tried to start it . it started right up and sat there and ran for aminute ! sounded great but i didnt have the eletric pump hooked up . but i will wed. evening i hope this will work. thanks matt
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:21 AM   #22
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Try taking the float in a coffee can with gas in it make sure your float,floats.You can put a fuel regulator that you can buy at a parts house .If the float or the needle and seat are week it will help.I have an old 74 CCk Onan,Carb for it is over $100. You cant buy just the float or at least that is what I've been told.

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