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Old 09-24-2013, 06:29 PM
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Gas Flows Into Crankcase

Ive got a 1987 Ransomes 36" walkbehind with a Kawasaki FB460v. Just restored it and it runs like a top.

My issue is that if I let it sit for a couple days all of the fuel flows into the engine crankcase and I have to change the oil. Is this just simply because the gas tank is so much higher and gravity is taking its course? Do I need to be shutting the gas off after use? Or is there a bigger problem?
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:43 PM
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its probably the float hanging open in the carb
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:47 PM
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Your float is probably set too low. Simple fix is put an inline valve in the fuel line if there isn't one on the tank.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:07 PM
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Gas Flows Into Crankcase

Float for me too.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by thenewguy1118 View Post
Do I need to be shutting the gas off after use?
I see that you have a fuel tank shut off, close that, also take some thing hard (wrench, screw driver, rock, ) and where the bolts that hold the carb on, tap it there 2 or 3 times.The vibration will help release the float from sticking.....

On a side note, I see what look like springs on the yokes instead of spacers and you are missing 2 zerks. ....

I love those old machines, yours looks great....
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:13 PM
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Nothing wrong with checking the float, but if you rehabbed the unit without going through the carb, you may as well stick a new inlet needle in it while you're there.
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