Re: [OMC-Boats] Carb and fuel gauge

From: Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 13:41:53 -0400

Well, on lots of carbs, there is a drain at the bottom of the bowl. I
noticed my 2bbl Rochester doesn't have a drain screw. So draining
would require removal. Or at the least, removing the top of the carb
and sucking out the fuel with a syringe or turkey baster type thing.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 1:25 PM, jd <jdood@...> wrote:
> 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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