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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 01:09 AM
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Most have a vacuum operated petcock. That means no fuel will flow until the engine's cranking. Because the bowls were run dry, it will need to crank on the starter to create a vacuum, which opens the petcock, which will then start to allow the carb bowls to refill. Meaning keep cranking. It will take a good thirty seconds or so. Maybe you've already figured this out by now.

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