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Hve welder with onan p218 will not pickup gas. Three days.

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Hve miller welder with...

Hve miller welder with onan p218 will not pickup gas

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Three days

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Have new fuel lines and gas will start if I prime engine but will not stay running

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes everything is new and open new filter so I see fuel in line

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

What does it have for a fuel pump? The original pulse pump or an electric fuel pump? Sounds like the fuel pump os nit pumping, it can have a leak in the suction, before the pump, or the pump may not be getting pulse through the crankcase line, or the pump diaphragm can be bad.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Make a test line and attach it to the pump inlet, and back into another fuel container, to eliminate the tank and lines up to the pump. To test the pulse, fee the pulse line while cranking. If it does not pump and has a pulse, replace the pump.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thanks ill get a pump tomorrow
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

OK< 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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