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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-10-2014, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Starving for fuel?

On about 2 of my last 5 rides, it seams like I run out of gas. I blow in the vent and let it sit for a few and then it starts back up and runs fine. I was wondering if I should replace the fuel pump? I'm sure there is a screen on the pick up tube at the bottom of the tank. Was thinking of taking it off and going with an inline filter....any ideas? Thanks!

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trash in carb ? yes to your idea also , fuel line original / condition .. vapor locked / line close to heat ? .. while your at it do a carb rebuild/cleaning

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trash in carb ? yes to your idea also , fuel line original / condition .. vapor locked / line close to heat ? .. while your at it do a carb rebuild/cleaning
Thanks Gary. You back in Reno yet?

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On about 2 of my last 5 rides, it seams like I run out of gas. I blow in the vent and let it sit for a few and then it starts back up and runs fine. I was wondering if I should replace the fuel pump? I'm sure there is a screen on the pick up tube at the bottom of the tank. Was thinking of taking it off and going with an inline filter....any ideas? Thanks!
Rather than blowing into the line, try sucking, without swallowing any gas. If it is the tank screen you will get very little gas in the mouth. This is also where the bottle of jack comes in handy after the mouth full of gas test. Oh, smoking is also not advised during this test. This sounds like a xxx production!

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How soon after driving does it act up? Any chance your float is stuck?

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Thanks Gary. You back in Reno yet?
yes for a couple days before I go back to Coeur d'Alene to get my trailer full of garage "stuff" and finish off emptying the shop .. a bunch to do and short time to do it before snow fly's there .... got to fix truck oil leak and new found water leak [water pump or O-ring gasket]

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On about 2 of my last 5 rides, it seams like I run out of gas. I blow in the vent and let it sit for a few and then it starts back up and runs fine. I was wondering if I should replace the fuel pump? I'm sure there is a screen on the pick up tube at the bottom of the tank. Was thinking of taking it off and going with an inline filter....any ideas? Thanks!
I know a mechanic that had that problem on a brp 650 with a carb. it would idle fine rev up but when under load it would sputter. Turned out to be the fuel pump. It was sucking gas through the vacuum tube or pulse line what ever you want to call it.

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Thanks guys. going to just replace fuel pump and all hoses. remove tank screen and go with inline filter. It will give my something to do while my Engine/Tranny is being rebuilt. I downloaded the service manual from that lawnmower place and it says to replace fuel line/vent tubing every 2 years.{I think that's what it said} been awhile since I read it.......But to answer the question, It does it about 15 minutes or so into the ride. Acts like its running out of fuel

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Haven't ever replaced my hoses, maybe I should take a look at them.

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I installed an inline fuel filter between the fuel tank and the fuel pump. It is a cheap option for a little extra reassurance.......

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