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Loose as in fell off the hose? if its attached to the hose thats normal,, if its fallen off the hose nipple, empty the fuel, and tip the tank on its side, grab the hose with needle nose pliers, and reattach it, and slide it back in
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A loose gas cap will not only let in grime and dirt, but it can allow fuel vapors to escape the fuel tank. These vapors can produce an error in the emissions system, which could cause the check engine light to illuminate. Dirt and Grime that gets into the fuel tank can also contaminate the injectors.
A fuel filter acts as a permeable barrier that cleans the fuel of impurities, sediment, contaminants, and rust before they have a chance to get inside the fuel injection system and ultimately inside the engine of your vehicle.
For every gallon of fuel pumped out of the fuel tank, a gallon of air is drawn in through the fuel tank`s vent system. Always use some type of filter in the fuel tank vent system in order to avoid dirt and debris coming into the fuel tank.
A loose gas cap will not only let fuel vapors escape, but it can also let in dirt and grime. These vapors can cause an error in the emissions system, which could light up the check engine light. Grime that gets into the fuel tank can also damage the fuel injectors over time.
It also runs at a higher temperature as the system is under pressure. Both give the cooling system better cooling qualities. If the cap is loose you will not get these benefits and you may overheat and seize the engine.
The fuel filter is located somewhere in between your fuel tank and your engine. Typically, the fuel filter is either located inside the fuel tank (in the opening of the fuel line, which feeds gas to your car), or somewhere in the fuel line (this is usually at the bottom of your car.)
Similar in function to a water filter, the fuel filter in your vehicle removes impurities, so your engine can run its best. Various contaminants in gasoline like rust, dirt, and sediment may damage your fuel system and engine. The fuel filter plays an essential part in keeping things clean and functioning properly.
A clogged fuel filter causes low fuel pressure that results in a lean fuel condition and engine misfire. This can result in poor fuel mileage, rough idling and possibly cause the check engine light to come on.
Generally, you can expect your car`s manufacturer to recommend you to change the fuel filters once every 20,000 to 150,000 miles. Since this is a wide range, you`ll have to look at your owner`s manual for the most accurate fuel filter replacement intervals for your vehicle`s make and model.
You most likely know that fuel tanks need ventilation in order to allow the fuel to continue to pump without causing a vacuum. This can either be through the gas cap itself, or via some sort of breather tube.
Vent filters prevent bacteria and other contaminants found in the air or process gas (like nitrogen) from coming directly in contact with water in storage tanks. As a tank is filled, the air inside must be allowed to escape.
A loose gas cap will not only let fuel vapors escape, but it can also let in dirt and grime. These fuel vapors may cause an error in the emissions system, which could cause the check engine light to turn on. Grime that seeps into the gas tank may also contaminate fuel injectors.
The check engine light should go off after you drive for several minutes if the light was caused by a loose gas cap. Pay attention to the dashboard after the check engine light experience. If you find that the light keeps coming on, and goes off again once you tighten the gas cap, then your gas cap is too loose.
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I have a husqvarna 323L string trimmer. I stored it after running the tank & carb dry for about two years. I fueled it, then started it, & it ran for a minute then died like I turned the switch off. Since it would not restart, I found the fuel filter had broken off the hardened fuel line & it sucked gummy crap out of the tank & into the carb. Failing at cleaning the carb, I finally put a new carb on it & replaced the pump, hoses & filter. It has ran good till this year. I winterized it with stabilizer & left it with a full tank over the winter. The gas in the tank was gone when I got ready to use it this year. I filled the tank with premix, checked for leaks, then started it. It would run fine for about half a tank, start idling poorly (lean) then cutoff & refuse to restart till I refilled the tank. I finally found the tank had cracks & was letting pressure out of the tank & apparently this was causing the carb to lose it’s ability to siphon gas out of the tank. So I replaced the tank which came with new hoses & a filter, which I properly installed to the carb. It cranked right up, but when it runs a half tank, the carb quits sucking gas out of the tank. When I pump to prime the carb, it moves the fuel into the carb, but the pump never gets hard like it does when I prime the carb when the motor is cold. I have to keep refilling the tank, prime, & then it starts & runs until the tank gets about half empty. The new fuel filter is down in the gas tank properly, but It will not run after it shuts off until I refill the tank & prime. I’m baffled. New tank, new hoses, new filter, new carb, & I can find no leaks in the fuel system. It runs strong. The 323L is a two-stroke & it always cranks on the second pull from cold on a full tank. Any ideas?
My tractor stalls like it is starved for gas although the gas tank is full. I,ve changed the fuel filter and the gas cap. I’ve cleaned out the gas tank, gas lines, and the carburetor bowl. The problem seems more acute when the gas tank is full or near full. At this time to alleviate the problem, I blow through the gas cap and the fuel filter fills with gas and it runs good again. But as soon as the fuel filter has no more gas, of course, it stalls until I blow on the gas cap. As the tank gets down to about 1/3 full, the engine runs OK. What else could cause this condition?
I had a similar problem with a sears tractor. close to the carbarator is a rectangle box with a rubber hose going to the engine block – remove the hose and spray carb cleaner in the hose wait a few mins and try again – its a vacuum for the carb
Just bought a used leaf blower, homelite, gas leaks out of the gas tank, where the gas tube fits into it.
“top of the gas tank where the gas tube fits into the tank”
I assume you’re describing the gas tank cap. if so, the o-ring is missing from the gas tank cap. You can find those at hardware stores.
Gas tank leak – Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas – Powered Chainsaw
From weher? between cap?
Filter problem with hayward pool system – Hayward Pro Series Side Mount Sand Filter 30" S310s
You didn’t say what your exact problem was so troubleshooting with you might be difficult. Below is a link to the owners manual for these pool filters. You should be able to get your filter running properly using this.
How do you fix a broken gas line to gas tank that was previously glued but does not hold and leaks gas to a Poulan GE21 weedeater?
Buy a new gas tank! Are you serious! Or buy a new weed eater, if you can’t live without this one, those models are cheap, don’t waste your time.
Where can i buy new gas line(Oregon)? For Sears edger.
Its only silicone tube have a look in some model shops for fule line or pet shops that sell “fish!” the tube used in fish tanks to pump air or water through the filters will also work for fule pipe,,so long as its silicone tube it will work fine,, trust me on this i use it all the time
What should i have my filter on …..filter or recirculate
Filter and clean at back wash once a month