Stihl KM110 Fuel Line Problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Lawn Boy 5000, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Lawn Boy 5000

    Lawn Boy 5000 LawnSite Member
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    Hello,

    While attempting to change the fuel filter on my Stihl KM110, I accidentally pulled the fuel line out from the inside of the tank. By looking at it now, it seems the line is way to short to even just change out the filter while leaving the line in the tank. My problem is I don’t see how to reconnect it inside that gas tank. Is there a way to do this or must you purchase an entire new gas tank?

    Thanks,

    Justin
     
  2. JHugh

    JHugh LawnSite Member
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    You do not need to buy a new tank. Look on the top of your tank where the fuel hose comes out and connects to the carburetor. There is a removeable connector that comes out of the tank. Pry the connector out with a small screwdriver. Install the fuel hose and filter to the connector, and install the connector back into the tank.
     
  3. Lawn Boy 5000

    Lawn Boy 5000 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks so much for your help!!!!

    Justin
     
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The line goes straight through the rubber boot in the tank if the line is expanded a bit it could be difficult to push through... just do your best
     
  5. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
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    that line is a one pice line if you pulled it out without pulling the whole molded line out you broke it.go get a new line the line does not go through the grommet, it is part of it. the best way to do this is to pull the tank off. easy to do.
     
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have always pulled a new line through the gromet, never have I had a issue with doing that.
     
  7. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
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    its not the right way to do it it may work but i like to use the right part from stihl
     
  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not the right way to do it? OH Pleeease.... Are you a Parts changer or mechanic? only you can decide. Don't bait people for a argument it is rude not worth it and unhelpful.
     
  9. mjlcare

    mjlcare LawnSite Member
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    it def just slides through i have done this countless times when changing the filter, obviously the dealer like you to come and buy there $5 fuel lines
     
  10. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok let me ask you a question.IF it leaks cathes fire do you think stihl will warranty? what if your whole rig goes up in a ball of flame is stihl gona be liable? hope you have good insurance. that wont look into why your stuff caught fire. cause they will and they will try to get stihl to pay.then when stihl tell them it was you fault. you get 0 dollars to replace said equipment. that is helpfull. now if i ever need to know how to burn my stuff up i will come to you for help. now to the guy that started this thread. dont listen to shade tree mechanics do it right. as my dad allways said "if you can do it half azzed you may as well not do it at all" besides if the line costs 5 dollars and a foot of tygon fule line cost 2.50 why would you risk a fire over 2.50?
     

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