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Offline Michael Bonnar

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Fuel Filter Vehicle will not start
« on: October 23, 2020, 03:52:10 PM »
I have a 1950 170S Cabriolet B, we are having a very difficult time starting the vehicle. My brother-in-law is a gifted mechanic, he removed the fuel pump and we found that was not the problem Next he blew air through the fuel line, we removed the gas cap and found that there were no restrictions in the fuel line. When we pour gas into the carburetor the vehicle will start until that gas is burned off.
We were checking the fuel filter, we think that we had the correct filter, where is that filter located?
We know that we have gasoline in the tank, I would apricate and all suggestions.

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Mike Bonnar

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Offline Ted

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Re: Fuel Filter Vehicle will not start
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 04:23:00 PM »
Did you check the fuel float in the carburetor? Maybe it does not open and so the carb is not filled and works with the extra poured fuel only?

Offline Michael Bonnar

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Re: Fuel Filter Vehicle will not start
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 04:56:35 PM »
Hello Ted, I will have my brother-in-law check that on his next visit, thank you!

Mike

Offline JCA Tacoma

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Re: Fuel Filter Vehicle will not start
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 12:18:18 PM »
I have two suggestions. First, check the fuel selector valve and make sure you have it in the correct position. Likely you do if there is not a restriction in the line. Next, remove the top of the fuel pump. There is a screen filter that catches the sediment from the tank.  Your fuel pump may have a push lever to work the pump. Work the lever to see if fuel is flowing with the fuel pump cover removed. You can also do this by turning the engine over with the starter. you can also crack the fuel line to the carburetor and crank the engine. Fuel must come out. If not you likely have a failed fuel pump. Simple to repair with a repair kit. Finally check the carburetor float and valve system once you know fuel is coming out of the fuel pump. Start at the source and work from the source forward in the system.