Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Big River

Gas Tank ?

6 posts in this topic

First off i'm not good with motors, but anyways. I have a 1979 Johnson 15 hp long shaft, with a plastic gas tank with a hose that has the primer bulb. My question is that when I pump the primer it fills with gas, and the first time I can get gas at the motor end, but then I pump it again and it gets hard and I cant't get no gas at the motor end, and the only way I can release the pressure is to disconnect the hose from the primer bulb. Anotherwards i'm not getting gas to the carb. Does it sound like a hose problem or carb, etc. problem. Just looking for some help or thoughts on this. thanks p.s. motor ran great before this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I'm following you correctly, I'd say the inlet needle in the carb is stuck shut. You would need to take apart the carb and rebuild it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're getting the condition you describe while the hose is connected to the motor I agree with Bruce, sounds like a stuck inlet needle.

Is this something that just happened, or has the motor sat for a while?

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Given that I might be tempted to remove the gas hose from where it connects to the fuel pump / diaphragm and pump the primer bulb a bit and see if it pumps fuel through the hose to rule out the mating end of the connector.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Haula is probably going to see a lot of playing time so I don't doubt he will have some nice years, kind of like how Brodziak scored 20 playing as our first line center. I like Schroeder as first call up or emergency player but he just can't consistently bring it in the NHL, that is no crime because when he gets hot he is fun to watch but he just can't stay there. 
    • That's some good info, Thanks.
    •   I think they're shut down, too.  Smells like no money and more welfare...    
    •   Not sure if their still producing cardboard up at that plant anymore?
    • Now Haula and Tuch will have career seasons next year.  Haula is the odds on favorite to win the Ross trophy and Tuch should have a couple Norris' in the next 5 years.     Sounds like Wild might not bring Schroeder back either.  I really hope they are contenders for a strong center or a really nice goal scorer.  
    • Good point about the center support.  I wandered out to my ground blind on one of the last days of archery season to find the roof caved in and two poles busted. 
    • MMmmm Cloquet....   Smells like money.
    • I am a little concerned with it fading but it needs to be left up for the deer to get accustomed to it so no way around that.   I assume the sun is the main culprit in fading so I'll do my best to protect against that.  One spot I'm considering is tucked into some pines which create a lot of shade, brushing it in heavily should also help keep it out of direct sun as well.   Good point about a center support to help with the snow.  I'll make sure to add something.
    • interesting? oh its raining here too!!!!!!!!!!!
    • That's what this Cooper's Hawk was doing, right in the middle of the street. Has a nest in the top of the neighbors birch tree. Watched them all Spring with their young. Was pouring buckets here and this guy sat in the middle of the street for ten minutes flapping and spinning around. Think he was having a good time! First and third shots are while he was fanning wings. Camera didn't want to subject auto-focus  on full zoom with the amount of rain coming down, but figgered I wanted to get the pics. Hawk was half a block away
  • Our Sponsors