HOW DO I STARVE THE FLOATS ??????


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tkkiguy
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HOW DO I STARVE THE FLOATS ??????

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ON MY 1990 GAS PUMPING OUT.....DO I DISCONNECT THE FUEL PUMP WIRE....STARVE THE CARBS .....THEN PLUG THE FUEL PUMP BACK IN TO GET A RUSH OF FUEL TO THE BOWLS ????? ALSO WHERE ARE THE FLOATS LOCATED TO TAP WITH SCREWDRIVER.......HELP PLEASE.....



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Re: HOW DO I STARVE THE FLOATS ??????

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Interesting way of stating that, but please turn OFF that damn caps lock key, it is aggravating and impolite to use all caps on forums. That makes what you are saying Yelling At Us, and we have good ears, no need to yell.

if you remove the seat, the power to the fuel pump is the black wire on the B+ terminal, it is a slip on connector, tug it off.

or, open the fuel tank cover, and use a pair of vice grips to clamp the fuel hose on either side of the Petcock valve, that is vacuum operated, the vacuum hose is on the back side of the valve.
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Thanks......my float is stuck

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Re: HOW DO I STARVE THE FLOATS ??????

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If the fuel tank is near full fuel can gravity-feed to the carbs even without the pump running. To solve that, disconnect both the power to the pump AND the vacuum line to the petcock.
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Re: HOW DO I STARVE THE FLOATS ??????

Post by CrystalPistol »

I usually run mine dry if storage is expected to last very long by pulling the vacuum hose off the vacuum petc0ck and letting it run until it dies, use a nail in the vac hose.

I revised my fuel line a few years ago, using 5/16" steel line from pump to the rear of tank, there in the void over my swing arm, have a metal 5/16" in/out car filter, then another length of 5/16" up to the petc0ck. I have to pull the seat anyway to pull other parts to access the OEM fuel filter, but this one is just under the seat in dead space. I have a 5/16" fuel petc0ck that is a nice, fuel rated, even gasohol rated "ball valve", I'm going to put it in line near that filter where I can access it under rear of seat.

Thanks to "trunk move back" mod, I have room there to reach it I think.


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