Thread: Strange issue
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:01 AM
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Default Re: Strange issue

Originally Posted by tomcfitz View Post
Could it be that I put high octane fuel in it? I just siphoned some gas out of my car and added two stroke oil to a ratio of about 40:1
Yes, that could very well be your problem. Over time auto fuel tanks can accumulate a lot of water. This water settles to the bottom of the tank (which is usually a few inches above the fuel pickup). Hence, siphoning gas from your auto can result in water fouled fuel.

Anyway, drain your tank, fuel line, and carb and try starting over with fresh gas from a gas station. This may not fix it, but it sure can't hurt...
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