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2000 jlg, dual fuel ford, 80 hx. hard starting on gasoline.

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2000 jlg, dual fuel ford, 80 hx. hard starting on gasoline. Have not tried the propane system. The fuel bowl is draining overnight and it likes to load up at idle. Sugestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Industrial Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Gas system is fuel injection? What is fuel pressure?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Should be around 40 to 60 psi.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Electric fuel pump and a fuel pressure regulator are the items to check.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a single barrel carb. Electric fuel pump.
It was flooding so bad it wouldnt run when i got it. Started with 4 psi. Now at 2 psi. Correctly adjusted the float cause someone was messing with it and the needle was not seating correctly.
Floods at idle. Blows black smoke when u run it up. Runs great wide open. Bowl drains over nite. Found a propane tank. Runs like a champ on propane but still blow black smoke when u run it up. Pinched off the field line with vice grips and solved the problem.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What about the fuel shut off solenoid in the carb?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

The solenoid is for anti-backfire solenoid, it keeps engine from backfiring when shut off.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Other than the anti diesel needle and seat not seating correctly... Is there anything else that could cause the carb to drain over night?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Fuel pump can be bad.