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Old 06-17-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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pumping fuel onto the lawn.

Tuesday, I drove my 88 southwind to the tire shop, and go a good price on some Hancooks. (sp?) I bought 7, six for the road, and one for the storage bay.

Problem is, while the MH ran great on the way, it ran poorly on the way back. It was skipping, and missing, and had a general lack of power...

Today, while working on the tail lights, I had it sitting with the ignition on, engine off, and there is a component on top of the gas tank, accessable thru a hole in the frame, that was pumping fuel onto the lawn!

I am guessing this is a fuel pump, or at least a filter, but the fuel was just pouring out!

once the ignition is off, the flow stops. I have no idea what happens when the engine is running, it may draw enough fuel that it does not leak, but there is clearly a problem that I must address right away.

I am anxious and open for any suggestions.
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Just had a similar problem, only it was with the generator. To make a long story short, I ended up paying to have the tank dropped (as it's about 80 gallons, an absolutely evil job, even when it's nearly empty). They found a rodent (yes rodent, w/obvious teeth marks) had chewed a hole in the fuel line.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:18 PM   #3
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Just had a similar problem, only it was with the generator. To make a long story short, I ended up paying to have the tank dropped (as it's about 80 gallons, an absolutely evil job, even when it's nearly empty). They found a rodent (yes rodent, w/obvious teeth marks) had chewed a hole in the fuel line.
Thanks ahicks, but mine is clearly a mechanical device that is pouring out fuel. I took a pic with my phone, but am having trouble finding a way to compress it small enough to post...
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Someone posted a picture in another thread of an abandoned fuel pressure regulator for some unknown long-gone device it was just capped; possibly this is what you see and the cap fell/rotted/rusted/broke off?
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Someone posted a picture in another thread of an abandoned fuel pressure regulator for some unknown long-gone device it was just capped; possibly this is what you see and the cap fell/rotted/rusted/broke off?
Bill ! THANK you!

You were quite right, I used the search function for that fuel pressure regulator, and found the exact part was discussed in a thread from 2012. Exact same issue, same part, and details on the repair.

Not exactly an abandoned long gone part, but just the same, you planted the idea that bore the fruit!

Thanks again. At least now I have a path to a solution.
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It is sometimes amazing what 6 or 8 hours of excruciatingly difficult and annoying labor, and a $40 part can result in...

Fuel pressure regulator in fuel line, accessed thru a small hole in the frame above the gas tank, seems to be working, and no longer pouring fuel onto my lawn.

I got the part in, and while doable, was clearly something designed to be far more difficult than it needed to be.

But, engine idled for 1/2, and new component and hoses are dry as a bone...

I cannot ask for more. Thanks for the help...
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