fuel tank switch

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by cutting crew, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. cutting crew

    cutting crew LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering if anyone has taken out the tank selection switch after it has broken. We broke ours off the other day and considered putting in a "tee" to pull off each tank equally. Is there another purpose for this switch other than tank selection? Any suggestions or answers would be much appreciated.
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    I would recommend you replace the fuel valve.
    If your cutting with full tanks on a slope there is the possibility of fuel transfer between tanks if you put a straight fitting in there, you don't want to be leaking fuel out the lower side tank cap vent.
     
  3. cutting crew

    cutting crew LawnSite Member
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    Good point. OEM parts it is!! Thanks for the input.
     
  4. rvaitor

    rvaitor LawnSite Member
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    Is there a risk of fuel overflowing into the crankcase as well? I was told this may have been the cause of my engine failure.
     
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    It would have to pass by the fuel bowl / inlet needle and the fuel solenoid.
    When this happens it is usually contaminated fuel / dirt int he fuel or old fule that gummed up these components.
    To say its a tank valve or switch would not be the case.
     

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