thats not a good idea with starting fluid unless you want to install new rings.....chaos10meter said:You can hit the carbs with starter fluid or even WD-40 and crank it until filter fills in an emergency, it works, ask me how I know :dead1:
chaos10meter said:You can hit the carbs with starter fluid :dead1:
Fyhr Factor said:Maybe, but when you get water in the fuel filter, it does'nt usually fix itself, but next time your idling for a long period, pull a spark plug or 2 and check it, it kinda sounds like your fouling the plugs, possibly just from a rich idle mixture.
The pump draws fuel from the seperator.axkiker said:hey so im confused..... why would you need to fill the filter with gas prior to starting. Shouldnt the pump just fill it up???
cfm said:Do you have the mechanical pump on sea water pump ?
These of course have a lot less tendency to run into this issue.
If you have just the electric pump, then you got semi-lucky. Reason why I say semi, is that installing it dry does not mean you'll run into that problem every time. It does mean that it is quite likely to happen though. That's all.
Oh, if line from seperator to pump has some fuel left in it, then that helps too. Pump primes easier and wallah. A totally empty line is what will help make it tougher for the pump to pull fuel.
Am I just rambling and not making sense ? Please tell me for my fingers hurt. :laugher: