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Offline Remington

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Is my fuel filter clogged
« on: October 21, 2012, 01:45:21 pm »
Do you guys know how fast a fuel tank should drain when pulled off the saw.  I pulled it and filled it half way and only getting about 1 drop every 2 seconds out of the spout.

The saw only runs with fuel poured down the carb so I'm guessing its clogged somewhere, either at the filter or in carb connection. I just don't know what a new filter should look like because I never had a new one, this one looks tough and hard.

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Re: Is my fuel filter clogged
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 02:10:36 pm »
I never tried that method.? What i do is blow through the filter and then i can feel weather its clogged or not. Sounds like you need to change the filter and lines anyhow.
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Re: Is my fuel filter clogged
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 02:15:26 pm »
I never changed it and bought it used.  I would not want to blow through this thing. Its just a rectangle piece of dense sponge that is squeezed in the hole of the mini mac fuel tank spout.  I guess all I want to know is what should happen when I fill it , should it drain more than the 2 drops I'm getting now. I think I had this setup on a lawnmower once and it drain pretty fast

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Re: Is my fuel filter clogged
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 02:16:39 pm »
I've never tried the method you are trying to know what they are suppose to do. Never even heard of that way till now.

I actually just breath through a filter to see if easy or strained to flow. When in doubt I replace.
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Re: Is my fuel filter clogged
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 05:56:51 pm »
it should practicly pour out :) sounds like you need to find a new filter element. might as well get a piece of fuel line and a carb kit. don't forget to replace the o-ring on the end that seats into the bottom of the tank.
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Re: Is my fuel filter clogged
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 08:01:47 pm »
The one on ebay is the correct one.

Blowing in the can barely gets a few drops. I think the thing is toast from sitting for too long.  I'm not buying one and I think I'll just put in a generic.

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Re: Is my fuel filter clogged
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 11:21:08 pm »
Pull the filter off that thing and test it .A mini is old onough the fuel line could be collapsing within .

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Re: Is my fuel filter clogged
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2012, 10:06:36 am »
Update on the situation of the mini 140. The problem turned out to be the filter and the carb. I removed the filter completely and it still wasn't starting, the carb was sticky inside and clogged with gunk. Bought a kit for $6.95 and cleaned it all out and it runs pretty good now.


 

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