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gas probs with Stella

 
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Mike1nw
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Location: Lower Alabama
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject: gas probs with Stella Reply with quote

2005 Stella 2T
my friend's scooter.

First, it wasn't getting gas. I took apart the fuel cock and removed the sand from the valve. Rolling Eyes

Second, now it leaks gas like a Yugo. From the carburetor. Runs all over the floor. It's not coming from the tank.
Took it apart, getting a new needle valve.
Is that the likely culprit?

I noticed that gas sort of dribbles out of the gas hose. But it's easily more than one gallon per hour, which is about how much the scooter uses. Or am I wrong here?
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Mr.FixIt
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Location: York, PA, USA
Stella 2T

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting with the float needle valve is a good place to start. Is the float floating? Make sure its not damaged or hung up.

The volume of fuel delivery out of the petcock is pretty slow.

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Stanza
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also seen the rubber tip of the float valve swell up and deform when exposed to those "pour-in miracle fuel system cleaner" type additives. The rubber that they used for it does NOT play well with solvents for modern vehicles, especially if someone uses the whole bottle that's meant to be used with 20 something gallons in a car, vs the 1-2 gallons in a stella.
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Mike1nw
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
Gas leak was a defective mini hose clamp on the carb bowl.

BUT the float was also sticking a tad.
The needle was in great shape.

The gas flow rate (a dribble) bothered me, but the thing runs great.
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