There are several trick to doing this. I'm not sure I can explain exactly how...so you can understand it...I just do it.
First of all, it is done at the factory with special tools.
They actually put half of it together at a time.
When we replace the fuel lines, we make sure that we have about 2 feet of line to work with. You don't try to put it in the same way it was at the factory.
The first thing that you do is make sure that you have the "CORECT" size line...this line must fit VERY snug through the hole in the tank as it has to seal against the tank so it doesn't leak.
Now, first take the 2 foot piece of line and split the line right down the middle and then slice off that half of the line leaving 1 1/2 foot of complete line with a 6" tail that is split wide open.
Take the end that is split and poke it into the small hole in the tank. Get a pair of forceps or needle nose pliers and reach through the gas cap hole and grab a hold of that line. Pull the line out of the cap hole until the entire split part is outside. Cut the split part off and install the fuel filter. Now grab other end of the line and pull on it until the filter is laying in the bottom of the tank. Measure how much of the remaining line is needed to reach the carburetor and cut off the extra. Then install the end of the line on the carb.
Now , that's not too hard is it? lol
The biggest mistake people make is that they don't buy a long enough piece of fuel line...or the don't get the right size of line.
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I was unable to reply right away because of the Fourth vacation I took. However, I have two questions that did not appear in your first answer.
1] Where do I obtain/buy the black hose that is needed for the repair?
2] How is the black hose from / through the tank to the carb connected to the white hose that the filter is connected to?
You will have to get the fuel line from a GOOD lawnmower repair shop. Regular hose will not work as it has to be gasoline resistent.
When repairing this unit, You NO NOT use the connector at all. You use a long piece of hse and go straight through the tank and put the filter on the end. The connector was only used for production purposes only.
i should have ask this with the other questions.
Putting the Ryobi down on it's gas tank and looking from the rear and to the left you see two fuel lines going from the carb to the gas tank. There is a black fuel line at the top of the carb near the primer bulb that went into the tank and was slit in half lengthwise (inside the tank) about 2" at the end. The other black line below the other one on the carb went to a white plastic union that connected to a white fuel line. Which got me wondering. What are the different lines for. Is the one on the right with the white line the one that was connected to the white line that I found in the tank with the fuel filter attached? Or was the white fuel line connected some how to the black line entering the tank. I have attached a photo. I need t know which is which. I bought 2 feet of replacement fuel line that will work nicely, just need to understand which one is which. Could it have been the line on the right with the white fuel line that was the inlet with the filter and broke. Just guessing since it is the same kind of white fuel line. Thanks, Ross
The line on the left just goes into the tank about 3/4" and that's it. IT is a primer return line.
The line on the right goes from the carburetor through the hole in the tank and the fuel filter goes on the end of it. If you are using the straight line that I see int he picture, you DO NOT need the plastic connector that is there if the fuel line is large enough to seal the tank hole.
The reason that I told you to split the fuel line is so that you could get the line through the hole easier. Then you cut off the split part..leaving complete fuel line there to put the fuel filter on..
You have the fuel lines on correctly to the carburetor. now just continue the way I said and you will be done.