Breeze Air Filter Box FULL OF GAS?!
Posted November 18, 2010 - 10:51 PM
Well, I try it again this evening and same thing...no start. So I decide to pull the air filter cover off the airbox and behold there's like 4" of gas sitting in there!! How'd that happen??? It wouldn't start because it had 0 air due to all the gas trapping the air from the engine. After pulling out the air filter and getting rid of all the gas sitting in the airbox, it fires right up no problem.
Anyone got any thoughts on how that much gas got in the airbox?? Obviously it backed-up through the carb, but even that's odd because the ATV has been sitting level and the carb even tilts ever-so-slightly toward the engine....
I'm at a loss? Ideas?
Posted November 19, 2010 - 04:13 AM
When quads sit for more than a short time, the gas goes bad and starts gumming things up!
Posted November 19, 2010 - 11:13 AM
easy fix...in my opinion.
Posted November 19, 2010 - 12:04 PM
Find the vent line on your carb, and be sure it isn't clogged. The excess fuel should have harmlessly flowed out the vent, which is the usual sign that you have a stuck float (fuel pouring out under the engine). When it happens to me, I take the bike out and land a few big jumps. That jars the float and will loosen a bit of grit that might be sticking in the needle valve. This has worked for me quite a few times!
Posted November 19, 2010 - 12:19 PM
Posted November 19, 2010 - 06:02 PM
The black smoke was probably fuel that got past a valve and into the exhaust.
Posted March 13, 2011 - 08:40 PM
There's gas just pouring out the overflow tube even when the Breeze is running. I have to start it with the fuel petcock "off" or it won't start....then when it starts I turn the petcock to "on" and even though it runs fine, it's leaking out gas like crazy!! You still think this is the float needle?? Anyway to fix it or should I just buy a new float needle??? Thanks. Steven