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Have a welder generator with a 220 job engine it doesn't seem to get enough fuel under a load at idle it runs ok the fuel filter only has a small amount of fuel in it I can weld for awhile then it dies out
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It is a 220 ohv engine model #p220giohv_2711a
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Make a test line and attach it to the fuel pump inlet, and into a separate fuel container and see if it picks up the load. If it runs like it should, you have a restriction or a suction leak, before the fuel pump.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok what do you think
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Did you see my response, scroll up!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I pulled fuel line out of tank and put it in a container with fuel still wouldn't fill fuel filter
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

But you didn't take it directly from the fuel pump. The filter will never show completely full when the engine is running.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It's a vacuum fuel pump with three ports one for fuel inlet one for vacuum from crankcase one to carburetor could be not enough vacuum or I should just hook u line on fuel port to exterior gas can but it runs it just doesnt over a period of time
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Pulse fuel pump, and you would want to attach test line to the inlet port. If it starts off ok and gets worse as day go on, the fuel tank outlet would be suspect.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
what's your answer
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What is fuel tank outlet it has a brass elbow where fuel line attaches goes through a rubber grommet with a pickup line going into tank
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I did compression test both around 100 is that good tried everything I could think of to resolve problem
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Something loose in the fuel tank, or restriction ib the fuel line before the filter?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Have tried blowing air into fuel tank to fill filter that didn't work
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
you think the problem is before fuel pump I'll check it out tomorrow
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Yes, thanks.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

I see the question is still open, did you find the problem?

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