|06-06-2006, 05:06 PM||#31|
n00b - Yeah, right
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Don't fence me in
Turn it off when parking for the night or longer. Leaving it on for short stops will give you a heads up that something is starting to leak.
I even had a petcock failure that ran out a whole tank of gas on me once.
|06-06-2006, 06:18 PM||#32|
Joined: Jul 2001
Location: Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon
It'd be a real bummer if the needle valve stuck and you dumped most of a tank of fuel in, say, your garage where there might be an ignition source like say, a water heater.....boom.....major bummer.
These things fail and, when they do, it's a big volatile mess.
Take the time to at least switch the f'n things off.
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|06-06-2006, 06:30 PM||#33|
Simple. Fast. Paid for.
Joined: Jul 2005
off and off
I got in the habit of turning them off after the float stuck once and soaked my boot.
Realized how fast it could run out, if I wasn't standing there.
You guys covered the dual reserve issue, and touched on another: Gunk in the tank.
I used to top mine off and use stabilizer every year. Until one year, she would sputter. I drained the tank and came up with a quarter cup of nasty-looking water and paint chips that had accumulated in the bottom of the tank.
Ever since, I pull, drain, clean and air dry everything every year. No more problem. I use a little marvel mystery oil on the petcock innards; no more squeaks.
The boots stay on.
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