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#1 Farmlife OFFLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 11:37 AM

I recently had an issue with my 70's Gilson Bros rear tine tiller. Would start first pull every time, run great then just shut off after about 10mins. I changed oil, plug, air filter...etc......no resolve. Someone suggested the hole on the metal fuel cap was plugged. This would create a vacuum in the tank & after the fuel in the reserve was burnt off it would stop pushing fuel thru causing it to shut down. Well hole looked fine to me thats when i realized there was insert on the inside of the cap. I couldn't get them cleaned out so i took a punch the size of a pencil tip & went straight thru. That tiller has never run so well & to think i never thought of it before spending money. I dont know if anyone has the same issue but if so..
.this may help!!
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Posted September 26, 2012 - 01:12 PM

Thanks for sharing the 'fix'. Someone else may not realize there is supposed to be holes inside that insert.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 01:49 PM

I sure had no clue. Looked ok from the outside, looks are very decieving.....

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 02:12 PM

Good call farm, we never look to the simplest things first !!! I've had this happen on various pieces of equipment myself !!!

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 04:08 PM

Once we (VFD) were on an accident scene with our extrication equipment. We started the gas engine powering the portable hydraulic power unit, and it would run a minute and die. Someone would think it was out of gas, and open the fuel cap...Nope, it's full, and pull the rope....Started right up and run another minute or so. This went on for 3 or 4 revelutions, and finally the light bulb came on (in my head).....Duh, the fuel cap wouldn't vent properly.....Left the lid loose and it was fine. Got a new cap the next morning!
Really made us look like dumb a$$es.......

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 05:48 PM

Lol...im also a volunteer of 11yrs now and yes, we've done similiar (smack ourselves in the head) things...live and learn. Thats why i posted this...i would have loved to see it when i was searching. If it helps even a couple people......then its all worth while.
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Posted September 26, 2012 - 06:15 PM

I know someone who had this happen at a plow day a couple years ago. It was self inflicted... they replaced the lens on their fill cap & it was to good a job... completely air tight.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 06:23 PM

I've run into this a couple times over the years, and it seems like I always en up cleaning the carb, replacing the coil, etc. before I realize what the problem is, and end up kicking myself in the rear! :confuse: :mad2: :bigrofl:

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Ok, i wasn't gonna let it out but i even went as far as pulling the magnetto, wite wheelin it & the flywheel & resetting the gap (with a business card as iv always found works best) because i thought maybe it wasn't gettin enough spark!! "double smack in the head" lol

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 07:18 PM

I figured out how to download pics so incase anyone was curious what the tiller looked like im referring to. Thanks for the patience.20120811_104257.jpg 20120811_104306.jpg 20120811_104306.jpg
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