Fuel line to primer bulb broke

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Old 12-01-18, 02:46 PM
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Fuel line to primer bulb broke

Hi.

My Hitachi leaf blower is maybe only three tears old, and has been extremely hard to start lately. And once running, I can never go with the choke completely open.

While checking the fuel filter/pickup head in the tank, I noticed that the line going from the tank to the carburetor primer bulb was broken off at the grommet going into the tank. (The main line from the pickup to the carb is fine.)

1.) Could this be the cause of my woes? Or will I fix it and keep looking?

2.) How far into the tank should the replacement line go?

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Old 12-01-18, 03:26 PM
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Replace all the fuel lines if one is broken the other is leaking. The return line only needs to go into the tank 1/2in or so. Take a picture or draw a diagram of the fuel line routing so you have a reference when installing the new ones. Have a good one. Geo
 
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'turns out I was chasing an inconsequential repair. Return line is replaced, and I'm still tugging away on the pull cord like I'm sawing a board with a hand saw...
 
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having to have the choke on means the engine is lean could be a lot of causes leaking fuel lines or carb is usually the most common could also be a vacuum leak.
 
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Thank you, Alan.
 
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Old 12-03-18, 11:06 AM
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While it is running spray/dribble some carb/brake parts cleaner behind the carb and along all mating surfaces if the engine tempo changes you have an air leak and can take the appropriate action. Have a good one. Geo
 
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