Will a bad fuel filter stop gas from flowing into the filter?
Here is the deal. New filters and lines installed after tank was flushed and screens cleaned.
Put about 80 miles on the bike...stalls. Fuel filters dry. Thought I ran out of gas, no, still about 1.5 gal. I blew into the fuel lines to clear any sediment I may have missed that could have clogged the screens. Ride about 2 miles, same thing. I clear lines again and make it home.
Now home, gas tank removed and drained, fuel taps removed. and flushed tank with gas, then washed, rinsed clean, completely dried with a fan/hose blowing air into the tank for days. Reassemble everything, put new gas in tank, open taps...no fill to the filters. I disassemble left fuel tap, its clean, disc is perfect, pliable, o-ring is great. Tap reassembled, turn on both taps again, no flow into the filters. I remove gas cap, still same result. I can blow air through the filters, but it takes more than a gentle puff of air to get it to flow. I get gas flowing from both taps with filters removed. Lines are clear to the T's as is the L/R connector line. Lines from the T's to the carbs are clear plastic lines and clean.
I am puzzled as to why the gas will not even flow into the filter. Is it the fact that the fuel is gravity fed and not pumped? I cannot see any sediment or junk in the filters. Could they have been plugged by such fine particles that the blockage is not visible?
Can anyone shed a little light on this? Here is the DUMB question part of the post... just to be sure...the arrow on the filter is the flow direction, correct
Any way, I am picking up new filters tomorrow and will try them when I get home.
BTW both Carb bowls are clean