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Old 04-23-2015, 04:34 PM   #11
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That sounds great. Found it online for $270. My local service center will sell it to me for $330. Sounds like a no-brainer. Thanks to everyone for your help.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:28 PM   #12
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Save your money . Go get a can of sea foam . Put the whole can in a gas can with one gallon of gas and use a short fuel line to the fuel pump . Make sure you pinch the fuel line that your taking off . Prime the generator and start it several times till the mixture is in the carb let it sit for a day and it will clean itself . you can pour the rest in the motorhome tank after
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:35 PM   #13
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+1 on the Seafoam. I don't think I would put a whole can with 1 gallon, but it does wonders for small motors.

I always keep some in everything from lawn equipment, ATV's and my generator. Besides synthetic motor oil in them, Seafoam is one of the best things you can do for them if you can't buy ethanol free fuel.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:24 AM   #14
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You can thank the ethanol in the fuel for that.
This is why I only use Chevron 94 with no ethanol.
From bikes that I have bought with gummed up carbs, I can say that the only way to get them clean is to remove the jets and use a piece of fine wire to scrape the goo out of the jets.
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All my power equipment now only gets non ethanol gas. Costs about 80 cents more a gallon but well worth it. Also use the marine grade Sta-Bil.
That is all well and good, guys (or gals), but if your generator is like mine, it runs off the main fuel tank and not it's own. It would not take too many 55 gal. fill-ups with ethanol free gas to pay for a new carb.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:58 PM   #15
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I'll give the seafoam a try and let everyone know. It's a cheap experiment if nothing else. If I end up having to replace the crab, do I need to replace the fuel pump as well? I plan to replace the fuel filter, but I'm wondering if varnish in the pump could find it's way into the new carb.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:04 PM   #16
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I'll give the seafoam a try and let everyone know. It's a cheap experiment if nothing else. If I end up having to replace the crab, do I need to replace the fuel pump as well? I plan to replace the fuel filter, but I'm wondering if varnish in the pump could find it's way into the new carb.
You should be fine with just the carb. The whole problem is, the fuel orfices in the carbs are so small it doesn't take but the slightest clog to effect the operation. The fuel pump doesn't have that problem. Hopefully the seafoam will work for you..
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That is all well and good, guys (or gals), but if your generator is like mine, it runs off the main fuel tank and not it's own. It would not take too many 55 gal. fill-ups with ethanol free gas to pay for a new carb.
Oh yes, that would not work......I suppose regular genny running and additives when stored is the only solution in that case.
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Save yourself some time and buy a new carb. These are not designed to be torn down and cleaned or rebuilt. You can try it but don't get your hopes up. Been there done that. Your low speed jet is clogged. SEE BELOW


One thing I would highly recommend is to install a simple inline shut-off valve in the fuel line (if your fuel is gas) and always turn the fuel off and let it run until it shuts off. This is really important if you don't run the genset regularly, otherwise the gas in the carburator will probably gum up and cause issues. Also make sure you add Stabil fuel additive to the gas, this will help prevent the fuel from deteriating after setting for real long periods of time.

x2! Sta-Bil will save you money my friend. Put it in my boat every winter. As far as the valve...did that to my home generator. It's a must. Do exactly what TexasRT said. Let it run till it shuts off.
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Run Seafoam in the main tank. It could probably use a can or two to clean everything. Then just a little to maintain it.
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Try some Sea Foam additive it works for me. Like others in this post I try to run all ethanol free gas. Sometimes ethonal free gas can be hard to find. With that said when you run that ethanol junk , give Sea Foam a try
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