42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor
How to I replace the leaking gas tank under the seat? Do I need to take the whole body off?……or is it an easy fix?
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No easy fix. Your on the right track, body comes off then usually 2 bolts that hold strap for tank have to be removed and don’t forget to disconnect fuel line.
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Ultimately, you may well need to replace it. Changing a fuel tank is a pleasingly simple job in that there are usually no specialist tools needed. However, make no mistake, this is a big, BIG job. There will be a lot to remove, a lot to work around a lot of things to be careful of.
The safest method of chemical rust removal involves mixing vinegar and baking soda to fill (or nearly fill) the tank. Let the mixture sit until it bubbles up and begins to change color with the rust particles. Then rinse thoroughly to ensure it`s completely empty.
You will need: Car jacks, spanner set, wrench set, hose clamps, and a fuel can.
Slotted and Phillips screwdrivers for hose clamps. Special tools for disconnecting fuel line fittings. Other items you may need include a jack, jack stands, a pump for removing the fuel, fuel rated containers for fuel that is removed from the tank, rags, and a fire extinguisher in case of an emergency.
How long can gas sit in a lawn mower? Depending on the gasoline formula it can degrade in as little of 30 days. Properly treated gasoline can stay good for up to a year. To prevent this from happening, you have two choices: empty the gas tank or add a fuel stabilizer.
To turn the gas cylinders on (to open gas cylinder valve), turn the valve handwheel anti-clockwise 2 or 3 turns (do not open hard against the stop). To turn off LPG gas cylinder, turn the round valve handwheel located on top of the cylinder clockwise until snug by hand only (don`t over-tighten).
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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?
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?
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
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.
Do you mix gas and oil in this trimmer – Ryobi 30 Cubic Centimeter Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
Yes. Verifythe ratio, either 40:1 or 50:1
Gas to oil mixture for a RY 26540 – Ryobi 30 Cubic Centimeter Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
50:1 don’t use outboard motor mix
The fuel lines on the filter are rotten..the filter just fell out of the tank..do you have to buy a new tank to get the right filter set up??
Just take the old filter with you to about any place that sells lawn equipment (WalMart, Tractor Supply, Ace Hardware, etc) and get a replacement filter. Most of these retailers carry replacement filters for trimmers/blowers. The filter should just stick in the end of the fuel line inside the tank.. Take the old one for comparison purposes. Hope this helped and best wishes.