Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?

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Danny I agree with you on the petcock being that prime and on are the same.

Although I disagree with "and let it run out of gas on it’s own". This is not only bad for the motor (from what I have been told by my mechanic every time I run out of gas, and he comes to the rescue). It is actually worse to leave the carburetor empty of gas. Gas by its nature repels water, leaving gas in the bowl will in fact keep rust from occurring in the carb or anywhere else for that matter. The lack of gas causes condensation (water) to form on the inside of the carb and will cause oxidation (rust) of all the parts. If you have ever noticed when a metal gas tank starts to rust it does so from the top down, not the other way around, that is because there is less gas at the top of the tank more often, thus allowing condensation and oxidation to occur more often.

If your going to store something use stable, either that or go and start it about once a month and let it idle for about 15 minuets. Either method will keep rust and gumb (caused but the gelling of gas) from building up in your carb.

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  what is the purpose of the petcock?Topic by: adam adam 09/02/05 10:37PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Joe Woods Joe Woods 09/02/05 10:45PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: adam adam 09/02/05 11:09PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Joe Woods Joe Woods 09/02/05 11:15PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: adam adam 09/03/05 01:49AM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Joe Woods Joe Woods 09/03/05 01:53AM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: adam adam 09/03/05 12:24PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Leon Swarmer Leon Swarmer 09/02/05 11:16PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 09/03/05 01:21AM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: Leon Swarmer Leon Swarmer 09/03/05 01:53AM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 09/04/05 04:51PM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: Leon Swarmer Leon Swarmer 09/04/05 05:11PM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: Dave Mcgarry Dave Mcgarry 09/04/05 11:49PM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: Leon Swarmer Leon Swarmer 09/05/05 03:46AM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: Danny Moped Danny Moped 09/03/05 02:47AM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: BigM BigM 09/03/05 03:07AM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 09/04/05 04:56PM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: Danny Moped Danny Moped 09/03/05 03:49AM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: BigM BigM 09/03/05 03:57AM
  Re:OT the purpose of the petcock?Re: Danny Moped Danny Moped 09/03/05 04:13AM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Danny Moped Danny Moped 09/03/05 03:07PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Joe Woods Joe Woods 09/03/05 03:31PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Danny Moped Danny Moped 09/03/05 07:58PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Joe Woods Joe Woods 09/03/05 09:05PM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Danny Moped Danny Moped 09/04/05 04:04AM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Joe Woods Joe Woods 09/04/05 09:33AM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Shawn Shawn 09/05/05 08:33AM
  Re: what is the purpose of the petcock?Re: Leon Swarmer Leon Swarmer 09/05/05 12:10PM

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