Originally Posted by bansil
all it takes is 1 small pc of junk to get into fuel bowl and not allow the needle to seat
when you replaced the fuel pump on the engine, is there a chance that dirt got into the line to the carb? normally you would have a filter between pump and carb, do you have one?
try tapping side of float bowl with plastic handle of a screwdriver
We tried the tapping, helped a little. There is no air breather on it yet up top. We didn't take out the screen on the intake of the carb but we did have the fuel filter on. All new hose from tank to carb. Not saying that it didn't pick up any dirt in installation.
I was wondering if blasting it with carb cleaner would help at all but if it is the gaskets being dry (as someone suggested).
There was a canister fuel filter just outside the tank (which I saved) that my friend bypassed and put the fuel filter on top before the carb. Easy to see but scares me a little being over the engine.
Another friend at work is suggesting that I buy a used one off Ebay.
I'm saying I have a used one.. He says "but theirs works" and I'm saying How do I know they haven't let it sit on a shelf for 2 years?
I think I've decided that I'm going to take a part, wire, hose, switch at a time into the auto parts store and say "I need a new one of these".. and slowly I will have everything new.
If my carb is junk, I'll take it apart and see if I can fix it.