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Sediment bowl not working


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Default Sediment bowl not working

Hello everybody recently got my case running again but the thing is it runs really rough and will only run for about 10 seconds at most after being pulled I don't think my sediment bowl is cutting it and if there is still stuff probably going into the carburetor should I just put a newer inline filter after the sediment bowl any help would be appreciated thank you
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Default Re: Sediment bowl not working

Pretty vague description there. But simple way to check is to take off the fuel line at the carb and see if you are getting a steady flow there. If the flow is good then the issue may well be dirt in carb. If you are getting a lot of debris getting past the sediment bowl screen then check the screen, it may be missing. Some people like the extra line filter, but if the system is that dirty that it keeps clogging, you need to get the tank and lines clean and eliminate the problem at the source.
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Default Re: Sediment bowl not working

If the screen is missing from the sediment bowl, you can put in an inline filter. if you have a fuel pump, put it between the tank and pump. If gravity, then anywhere before the carb, away from exhaust heat. Also, if gravity feed, get a large filter, to allow enough gas to pass. The small VW type only work well if on a pump system. If you are getting crud into the bowl, then you have to remove the tank and clean the rust out. otherwise you are only going to keep repeating the loss of fuel issue
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Default Re: Sediment bowl not working

Sorry about the vague descriptiononot. I didn't even realize that there was a screen that was to be before the bowl. I actually took of my fuEl tank to clean it with some rocks by tumbling it. Seems to have done a good job as lots of rusty slime came out. I might have fixed my problems
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Default Re: Sediment bowl not working

Though not original the inline fuel filter will save you a lot of grief because it keeps all the sediment out of the carburetor. It also eliminates the need to disassemble the carburetor every time a wad of crud decides to move through the line. The sediment bowl screen only blocks the large chunks and the gasket on the glass bowl can be a real pain to get sealed again.
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Default Re: Sediment bowl not working

I had the same problem with a tow behind air compressor, pulled the tank and cleaned it. As a added measure I put a magnet in the tank around the outlet, any rust that was left sticks right to the magnet.
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Default Re: Sediment bowl not working

An International 300 loader tractor I had was always starving for fuel too.

Turned out it had years and years worth of accumulated rust built up right at the inlet into the carb that had it all but blocked off.

The float bowl would fill up while setting but then when I'd start the tractor and start using it, it would drain down faster than it could fill up again.

I too had a lot of rust in the tank, but the sediment bowl seemed to be taking care of that OK. What I found at the carb inlet was a solid mass of old Hard-Packed rust.

Once I cleaned that out, No More Problems.

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