Originally Posted by Elf
OK...got it figured out. I tried to start the generator and a leak started from a pinhole leak just prior to the clamp on the fuel line. I was hoping that once the pump quit running the leak would slow and stop. I was wrong. Apparently just hoping is not enough to get a leak to stop. I was able to contain the leak until I got the clamp off and raised the end of the hose above the level of the tank to get the flow to stop.
After a quick trip to NAPA I got the fuel line changed out and all is well. I feel very fortunate that the first time I noticed the wet spot it did not develop into a continuous leak on the spot. I don't know why it didn't. It's time to do a thorough check of all lines and hoses.
i had a similar leak, actually more of a seep. i could smell gas all the time.
i replaced the fuel line and both upper and lower fuel filters, onan pn 48-2014.
the onan clamps were a pita to remove.
i had to cut them off and used regular hose clamps on the new installation.