View single post by edward_davis
 Posted: 07-04-2006 06:37 am
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Location: Eugene, Oregon USA
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Replacing those fuel lines could have freed up some gunk in the fuel system that stopped up your float valves, keeping them from sealing.  It would be a lot like getting a heart attack.  You should make sure you have a fuel filter in the fuel line at the carbs and that it's clean.  If not, you can take the carbs off and open up the float bowls and clean out the float valves.  If you're really worried about it, you could get a rebuild kit and put in new float valves. 

It's just important to have that fuel filter in the engine compartment, and probably another one back between the tank and the fuel pump to keep the pump from being contaminated by crud from the tank or from a gas station's tank, etc.

Come to think of it, I should have a fuel filter in my engine compartment and not just the one back by the fuel pump...  I better get on that!