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Old 06-23-2002, 19:27   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone seen the float out of a Webber (X-Flow 250) implode? I've just recently pulled apart my webber to see why the new fuel pump isn't getting fuel into the carbie and I found that my float had imploded. It had no air in it at all but I couldn't see any splits anywhere. Anyone seen this before? What would cause this to happen? Will it happen to a new float?
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Old 06-23-2002, 19:36   #2 (permalink)
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Yep seen this before. Cold fuel hits a warm float, cools it too fast and makes it implode. To test the theory, get an old paint tin and quarter fill it with water. Bring the water to boil then put the lid on, as the water cools that tin will crush itself.
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bugger, so this is quite common? If you go on a fair drive say to Mildura for instance and you get 3 hours into your trip driving at 110kph and you need to fill up the tank, you get fuel from the servo and it's a cold night, the new fuel hits the float which is quite warm from the drive and bang.. it implodes causing the carb to flood? hmm! That's not a good thing!
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bugger, so this is quite common? If you go on a fair drive say to Mildura for instance and you get 3 hours into your trip driving at 110kph and you need to fill up the tank, you get fuel from the servo and it's a cold night, the new fuel hits the float which is quite warm from the drive and bang.. it implodes causing the carb to flood? hmm! That's not a good thing!
Not quite like that coz if you stop at the servo there will still be fuel in the carb. Why were you changing you fuel pump???
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I brought a new (used) engine since I siezed my old one, it didn't have a fuel pump even though it was a carb engine, it was set up for gas, I rather have the option of gas or petrol. I went out and brought a new electric fuel pump. It didn't seem to get any fuel into the float chamber, I pulled it apart and the float was flat!
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