Re: [OMC-Boats] Carb and fuel gauge

From: jd <jdood@...>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:25:41 -0700

how do you drain the carb? Does is all run out when you disconnect
the fuel line or is there another way?

On Sep 29, 2009, at 10:04 AM, Justin DeSantis wrote:

>> what with an outboard?
> With any engine, the optimum storage is full tank, empty carbs. Carbs
> don't hold much gas and the less gas there is the quicker is goes bad.
> So carbs empty to prevent the gas in them from turning to goo and
> clogging jets. Full tank to prevent condensation. If theres air space,
> you can have condensation, this rusts the tank and contaminates the
> gas with water. The less gas in the tank, the more room for
> condensation. And the higher the ratio of water to gas. Full tank and
> empty carb. I prefer to drain the carb as opposed to just running it
> dry. If you drain it, it's all gone, if you run it dry there may still
> be enough in there to turn to goo. Sta-bil helps. But I prefer to rely
> on it for the gas in the tank. Again, the more gas, the longer it will
> last.
>> I had someone tell me yrs back that it's always a good idea to run
>> the fuel
>> out of the engine after EVERY use.
> Overkill.
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