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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Yorkville, Illinois USA
Hmmm, this is a nasty one. I hope you don't end up with an engine full of flat cam lobes before you fix it!! 3-4 gals. is plenty, it should have gas. This is a little extreme, but if you put a long hose on the steel line (from the tank) at the pump and suck on it, do you get a mouth-full? If you do, take off the pump. Check the pushrod. You did install the pump pushrod, right? If you clamp the pump in a vise, and work the lever with a finger over the suction side, you should feel the suction. You can even put a hose in a container full of liquid and actually see it move fluid if you want. You didn't cross the fuel lines, did you? Make damn sure this is fixed before starting it again!! Proper cam breakin is critical!! The engine must run at around 2000 rpm for 30 minutes!! Don't even think about trying to start it again until you KNOW this problem is fixed.