Unit had been running well. Ran out of fuel. Put 2 gal in that I had for a couple weeks. Cranked up and ran well for several days. Started shutting down after start , but would restart and run short distances that I use it for. Went to mail box and did not make it. Changed spark plug . No start unless a shot of start fluid, ran and died. Pulled fuel line off bottom of tank, removed all old fuel wiped out inside of tank, found nothing except stand pipe for normal fuel laying in bottom of tank. Opened tank valve and got fuel in Pri setting.Removed drain screw at carb got few drops of gas. Re-installed fuel line put in about a gal + fuel. Nothing comes out of drain screw. Blew into tank and still zilch. In the process of the drain screw I got on the wrong screw and have made an adj on the carb that I do not know what is. Rigging up to remove body in AM to get to carb. Any one have any ideas suggestions ? Thanks , Tom
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We are thinking along the same lines. I have not found an inline filter so far. Will have to pull the whole back "body" off to get to the carb. My real worry is that screw that I turned and what effect that is going to have. Hate to have to put my bill fold in my mouth and my hands over my head and take it to a shop. T.
stopped up carb, went through this on a honda rancher not long ago, just removed fuel injection on an 05 king quad, replaced with carb, i know fuel systems pretty good, if you are getting fuel all the way to carb an nothing spraying out of jets then you have a blockage in the carb
Thanks for what I am hoping is a confirmation of what I am thinking the problem is. Well get further into it tomorrow . What ever it turns out to be will be posted . How could I not do that when so many guys are jumping in and sharing their expertise with me ! Tom
And thank you for your most generous offer, it is appreciated T.
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if you need any phone assistance dont be bashful. i will gladly help, dont want to publicly post my number, msg me or email at firstname.lastname@example.org goes straight to my phone, will help anyway i can, hate to see a fellow rider not able to have fun, especially on the weekend
Hey guys here is a real time update as where I am at right now. The plastic is all off the back end, the air box is out , the gas line had no fuel coming out when I removed it from the carb end (other end still attached to the selector valve on the bttm of the tank). Selector valve is in Pri pos. I blew back trhru the line. Did not have enough fuel in the tank to see bubbles but could blow thru the line.
Removed the line from the selector valve. put a short piece of clear plastic inline between the selector valve and the org.fuel line , could still blow back. Added more fuel to tank. still nothing comes out, but I can see the fuel in the clear line & can blow back into tank and see bubbles.Can do this on all three positions of selector valve. BUT no gas will flow. Surely there is not a line filter hidden up there under the front plastic body someplace ?!?!?
My intentions at this point are to see if I can possibly get that fuel line out without removing the ball hitch at the rear and the winch on the front ! (Humor -Laughter please!) Later guys- Tom
my honda ranchers have small inline filters as well as strainers in the tanks, have you tried to leave the line off, open the fuel valve and see if fuel drains out at a decent flow ? if not remove valve from tank and clean
Where I am at now: With ample fuel in the tank, fuel line disconected at both ends. drain line (clear plastic) connected selector valve in Pri position fuel will flow. Go to Res or On positions and flow ceases.
Thought about removing the selector valve , however those two screws are super tight, so I took the valve apart on the tank. Found a small ball of alumn. foil material in one of the two ports. Of course I removed all the fuel first. The tank is very clean, I can use a long pair of mechanical fingers with a shop towel on it (repeatedly) and get the tank super clean. I tried to blow thru the fuel line, it is about a 1/4 or 5/16th inside dia line. It can be done but it takes a lot of hard blowing (pressure) and it barely comes out the other end. I do not have a compressor down here in my shop at this time. I believe that I need to a new fuel line for sure. Unit owners guide says it should be changed every 4 years.
So I am wondering if I had a dbl problem here. The blockage in the one selector valve port and a faulty or blocked for some reason, fuel line . I can find no inline filter.
And since i have to opened up, I am considering changing the oil and filter inasmuch as I have no idea whenever that was done last. Will have to find the filter and o ring first before tearing into it. My dau has my tlr or I would load this dude up and take it to town and run it through the car wash while the back end is off.
It being Sunday I doubt if I will get much done oit today. Tom