Stock fuel Petcock

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by LincolnMercury, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. My MB started stuttering and dropping out. Ignition or fuel delivery; I thought to myself. But, it would run well for about a mile before this started. I decided that it was a float and bowl problem (it would run the gas out of the bowl then stutter). So I started to remove the fuel line, throttle cable and carb. I forgot to shut off the petcock yet fuel only drizzled out of it... hmmm.
    I removed the petcock, stuffed a rag into the hole of the tank and tried to blowout the trash from petcock. It eventually cleared. Apparently one of the two gas cans I use had trash in it (plastic shavings and dirt). The moral of this story is: Clean out ANY fuel container you use, even if it is brand new.