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[Help] Savage SS not feeding fuel to itself.

Old 12-27-2013, 09:14 AM
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I have a Savage SS, bought about 6 years ago and I'm trying to get it running again.

My problem is that when it is running it doesn't feed fuel to itself.
I had problems priming it by covering the exhaust and trying to start it without the glow plug. But after cleaning the carb that's not a problem anymore.
I have managed to get it started by pouring a little fuel into the carb manually. This gets it to start but it only lasts for about 10 seconds, then it runs out of fuel.
The tank has the top tube connected to the exhaust and I removed the lower tube from the carb to see if any fuel was being pushed out of the tank while the car was running, there wasn't.

I have cleaned the carb and the exhaust. I also made sure there weren't any leaks in the exhaust by attaching new cable ties.
Fuel flows freely from the tank if I blow into the end normally connected to the exhaust.


Thanks in advance for any advice.
Let me know if you need any more details.

James
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:24 AM
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Try taking off your pressure line from the tank and blowing air into your exhaust. Air should flow into the exhaust.

If it doesn't, the pressure nipple on the exhaust pipe is most likely clogged.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Nebula View Post
Try taking off your pressure line from the tank and blowing air into your exhaust. Air should flow into the exhaust.

If it doesn't, the pressure nipple on the exhaust pipe is most likely clogged.
Thanks for the reply.
The exhaust is completely clean. Air flows out of the little hole when I cover the larger one to prime it.
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I suspect it might be an air leak but I'm not sure where it could be coming from.
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I'd check the low and high speed needle assemblies and the fuel inlet to make sure there aren't any blockages keeping the fuel from flowing at idle. Once everything is verified as being clean, reassemble the carb and reset the needles to the factory settings.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by oeoeo327 View Post
I'd check the low and high speed needle assemblies and the fuel inlet to make sure there aren't any blockages keeping the fuel from flowing at idle. Once everything is verified as being clean, reassemble the carb and reset the needles to the factory settings.
I have cleaned the carb and there doesn't appear to be any blockages.
But I don't think my problem has anything to do with the carb. Fuel won't even flow out of the tank and into the tube (except during priming), it's not even getting to the carb.
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make sure you have a good seal around the gas cap.you can lose pressure there
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Originally Posted by ncdirtracer View Post
make sure you have a good seal around the gas cap.you can lose pressure there
Fuel tank is air tight (except for where it shouldn't be).
I think it might be leaking air from where the engine meets the exhaust.
I'm going to seal it with some seam sealer tomorrow just to see if it helps, if it works, I'll look for a more permanent solution since the sealer won't be any good when the exhaust gets hot.
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Check header gasket at the motor. If it is cracked or a loose fit there won't be enough back pressure to feed fuel to the motor.
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