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Old 12-04-2021, 09:24 PM   #21
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you have checked that fuel is getting to the carb??? (i.e. not a blockage in the petrol tank or hose)
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Old 12-04-2021, 09:34 PM   #22
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you have checked that fuel is getting to the carb??? (i.e. not a blockage in the petrol tank or hose)
Absolutely! First thing I did when no fuel came out of the bowl drain plug was place a bowl under the fuel pipe and remove it from the carb. Fuel flowed freely.

If Cal is right that the float angle in my 2nd photo is correct, I can only assume that my cleaning of the fuel inlet pipe was unsuccesful and there is still lots of crud blocking it.

Just wondering if maybe I didn't wait long enough for the float chamber to fill up. I thought it would be pretty much instant but maybe it takes a few minutes?
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Old 13-04-2021, 05:35 AM   #23
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For £12 it is worth a go, there is definitely a blockage, assuming that the fuel flows freely out of the pipe when you open the fueltap.
The bowl should fill instantly and relatively flow fast for the size of pipe.
So open the fuel without anything attached and it should come out, if not than you have a problem there.
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Old 13-04-2021, 06:45 AM   #24
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As above, just buy a new one - and an inline filter.
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Fitted a new carb today. Engine fired up first pull. Great £12.59 spend which included a new gasket (filter side) and sealing washer (engine side) that I'd already paid £3.24 for. It also included a new fuel hose that was half the size of mine.

Many thanks for all your help. What a great forum this is.
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That’s great news
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Sounds like you have exhausted all fuel issues apart from a new carb, sometimes its better to bite the bullet and buy a new part, [/URL]
Ha told you so, pleased you to my advice LOL
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Ha told you so, pleased you to my advice LOL
Yes, well done, you were right. Wish I'd just done it straight away. TBH though, I didn't realise they were that cheap. Thought maybe £45-£50.
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This will be a rubber seal somewhere in the carb being eaten by likely E10 ethanol content in fuel. It may have broke a bit of rubber off and blocked somewhere. Either use super unleaded as this is currently capped to E5 or drain mover and carb off fuel over winter.
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This will be a rubber seal somewhere in the carb being eaten by likely E10 ethanol content in fuel. It may have broke a bit of rubber off and blocked somewhere. Either use super unleaded as this is currently capped to E5 or drain mover and carb off fuel over winter.
The other problem E10 has it is hygroscopic (attracts water) and causes aloys to corroded, causing blockage.

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