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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cool Fuel Pet Cock on my SRAD

I have a 97 SRAD and the pet cock (vacume controled) keeps messing up allowing fuel to keep dumping into my carbs and down into my cylinders and if it sits long enough it eventially gets into my oil. I have replaced it 3 times in 2 years and this is getting a little expensive. Anyone else ever have this problem? Any Suggestions?
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The problem is the petcock... its your floats.




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The problem is not the petcock... its your floats.
Yep ....I had the same problem with my old Yami 3-wheeler.....easy fix for mine was to turn the petcock to off everytime I parked it...otherwise the gas just over fills the bowls. Of course that is a temporary fix.
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sometimes you can just tap the bowls.. but the real fix is a carb cleaning.




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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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Check your fuel tank. If the problem keeps coming back, I'm betting that your tank if full of crap and causing the pet cock or floats to stick open.
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I can attest to that... I found a bunch of sand in my tank... probably from sand blasting the tank at the factory...


Consider installing a pingle fuel filter




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Yeah, an inline fuel filter will help, but like gas says, adjust your float level in your float bowl and make sure they aren't sticking.

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Get those carbs clean, if that doesn't work its in the tank, and since your taking them off to get em clean it's best to have em set! I tried doing this myself and was resetting them weakly then let an "expert" give it a try and still never quite got them perfect so good luck! But mine was also a ittle older!

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 05:44 AM
 
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Once you understand how a carburetor works, even in synch with 3 others, they're really quite simple little things. I agree, get your carbs off, clean em out real good and get em synched. its likely you need a good cleaning if not a rebuild of them.
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