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Old 10-11-2010, 01:52 PM
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Venting fuel cap for Makita?

I got a makita line trimmer that runs and starts ok, but fuel shoots out vent hole in gas cap. I took gas cap apart to check on gaskets and venting system. It seems to be just a piece of cut up air filter material - foam type. When i took apart a stihl gas cap if had a hard "ceramic" type of filter in there. where can I find a replacement fuel cap for this machine? Its a Makita RBC 251. Im hoping i can just use a generic venting fuel cap and the threads will match up.

BTW it takes about 8 -10 pulls to get it to pop, but Im assuming the lack of pressure in fuel tank is to blame for this.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:40 PM
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Have you had the carb off this unit and maybe crossed the fuel lines ?

If not, 8 to 10 pulls sounds like you need to clean the carb and install a rebuild kit. But check the fuel filter first....

You can get parts here; http://www.ereplacementparts.com/mak...16558_696.html
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:03 PM
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BTW it takes about 8 -10 pulls to get it to pop, but Im assuming the lack of pressure in fuel tank is to blame for this.
I think your assumption is incorrect--it should be able to start with or without a gas cap'
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:00 PM
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the trimmer runs after i finally get it started but the main concern is the fuel shooting out the vent hole in the fuel cap!! where can i get a replacement cap or packing material??
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:06 PM
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ok saw the link and see where to get a cap, will try locally first. i just got the trimmer so i didint get a chance to mess with carb. would unit run if the fuel and return lines were crossed?? I guess i can try to see if that improves starting unit.
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