Re: fuel issues
well, I pulled out the pick up tube that goes down into the gas tank. no sock/screen, just a plastic tube with an angled end. fuel lines are clear as well as the filter. decided that the fuel pump may be failing so I ordered one from pat's small engine at the tune of $106.00, ow! will wait and try that when it gets here. any idea what the tiny little solenoid on the carb does? I don't think it has anything to do with the problem as the fuel line between the pump and the carb didn't leak much fuel when I pulled it off the carb side of the pump. apparently the pump will move fuel when it is un restricted which leads me to believe it should have more pressure for delivery to the carb.
thank you mikel1 for your response. bob