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    OK, time to embarrass myself with the bone headed move of the year. I got the interior in my R2 Hawk and decided it was time for a test drive to the gas station to check out the new engine. I got half way up the hill and thought I started to run out of gas and limped home. I added a few gallons and saw no improvement. I thought maybe the carb was crapped up with some rust from the tank and pulled the carb only to find it cleans as a whistle. I rigged up a fuel pressure gage and only had 2 PSI now and then, sometime nothing.

    Has to be the fuel pump, right ? Take the pump off, it looks great too, but I'd better swap it. While swapping the fittings, I found the problem. I'd grabbed a PCV out of my brass drawer by mistake. <g>


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  • #2
    No need to be embarrassed, I've made more than my share of screw-ups also. The measure of a man is being able to tell others about his mistake rather than hide it. I figure if it keeps others from making the same mistake, you've done your part. You may have experienced a little embarrassment, but you've gained a lot of respect. Keep it up!

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    • #3
      No need to be embarrassed, I've made more than my share of screw-ups also. The measure of a man is being able to tell others about his mistake rather than hide it. I figure if it keeps others from making the same mistake, you've done your part. You may have experienced a little embarrassment, but you've gained a lot of respect. Keep it up!

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      • #4
        Perhaps I'm a bonehead myself, but why would a PVC out of your brass drawer be a problem?


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        • #5
          Perhaps I'm a bonehead myself, but why would a PVC out of your brass drawer be a problem?


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          • #6
            I think JP is saying he put a PCV valve in the fuel line instead of a fuel filter.


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            • #7
              I think JP is saying he put a PCV valve in the fuel line instead of a fuel filter.


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              • #8
                It was a R1/R2 PCV that screws in the back of the carb, and I screwed it in the inlet on the fuel pump.


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                • #9
                  It was a R1/R2 PCV that screws in the back of the carb, and I screwed it in the inlet on the fuel pump.


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                  • #10
                    Now THATS a hoot! Thanks JP

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                    • #11
                      Now THATS a hoot! Thanks JP

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                      • #12
                        It look just like a hose fitting if you don't see the little check ball in the end.


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                        • #13
                          It look just like a hose fitting if you don't see the little check ball in the end.


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                          53 Starlight
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                          • #14
                            As John Said no need to be embarrassed. We all goof from time to time. At least you shared it with us. Thanks
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                            • #15
                              As John Said no need to be embarrassed. We all goof from time to time. At least you shared it with us. Thanks
                              Like I just Did.[:I][:I]

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