Thread: Fuel pump?
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: Fuel pump?

Not practical. First of all, it's just not necessary. The gravity feed system will deliver all the fuel your little engine can use. Second, the float and needle valve are designed for gravity feed and will not be able to hold back the pressure from a pump. You'll sink the float and flood the engine. Third, that pump is going to use a lot of juice. You'll need to haul around a good sized battery or a very long extension cord to keep it working. Check your fuel flow. Remove the fuel line from the carburetor, open the petcock and if you have s steady flow of fuel, even a very thin stream, it is sufficient. Your cold start problem is not a lack of fuel. Choking is not an uncommon necessity with these engines. Sometimes just partial choke and shot of prime with the tickler button is all you'll need. Forget the pump.
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