Author Topic: Dirty fuel  (Read 424 times)

murdo

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Dirty fuel
« on: May 21, 2019, 12:51:59 am »
My bike has been a bit hard to start lately and sometimes not wanting to idle without stalling so pulled the carb for a clean. The Wix brand fuel filter I have been using always looked clean with only a tiny amount of sediment in the bottom, but when I looked in the bowl and found mud I took the filter off and found that it rattled in the plastic. Obviously the dirty fuel has been going around the gap between filter and housing and settling in the bowl. I think this may be why the engine has lost some compression in the last couple of years and a rebuild will be on the cards sooner than I thought. Tank looks clean inside but new filter installed.