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Gas bulb not staying hard. There are three caps on the gas tank. the middle gas take with a value broke off. My motor was working fine and now I can get it to ideal and when I turn it back off and back on, It won't stay on and the gas bulb is soft. I am attaching a pic. Could the motor lose pressure over this?
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Yes it could. That broken piece is the vent for the tank. If it is closed, the tank will not draw air in as fuel is drawn out. If you can move it to there it is dry when you run the engine, open the cap a turn or two, then run the engine. It should run as it has been. If so, simply replace the cap with one that has a vent built into it.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Went and bought a new one.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Can u answer my other question.
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