My Polaris Ranger XP is pumping excess gas and it's running out the over flow tube. I also found gas in the air filter area. Engine will not start.
I removed the spark plug and it was wet and looks OK, I removed the air filter and found a small amount of gas, the filter may have absorbed some of the fuel. When I attempt to start, the fuel pump is pushing fuel and it pours out of the overflow tube.
Hello how are you
What year is the unit? Fuel injected or carb?
Has it been sitting?
Hi Thanks for responding.
The unit is a 2006 with a carborator. I used the vehicle just two days ago and it ran OK
Ok, but before that did it spend some time sitting, 3 weeks a month
Yes, it sat for most of the winter, then I got it started and ran it maybe 6 times since.
Give me a moment to gather some info and type out my thoughts
I'm thinking that the carb may have a float and that it may be stuck, but why would it have started previously.
After sitting for as little as 30 days fuel goes bad, it leaves a coating inside the carb. This coating begins to flake off after a little use, if your lucky enough to get the engine started. My thoughts in this case is the coating is now stoping the float valve from closing off the flow of fuel. The fuel is now overflowing the carb bowl and gas is making its way out the overflow.The carb will need to come off and be cleaned. Gas will also make its way into the intake and down into the crankcase. Be sure to change your oil and filter. I see this problem quite often now days with the ethanol laiden fuel we are being sold. Its expensive junk.
Give me a moment and i will post a pic of your carbs components for reference
What year is the unit?
Also what size engine does it have?
It's a 2006. I'm not sure of the size, it may be the smaller one.
Ok be right back
The float valve is part # XX in the pic. You can usually get away with cleaning the seat out. Be sure to remove the jets and probe through them to ensure they are clear as well. A good overnight soaking in a quality carb cleaning solution works wonders.
If you have any more problems or questions let me know. You will find a link back to this chat in your email. Please remember to click on the accept button, it is the only way i am compensated for my time....Thanks
Positive feedback is also greatly appreciated
Thanks, I'll click accept.---Joe
20 years of experience in mostly but not limited to metric machines including atv, watercraft ,mule