[Mgs] Intermittent Fuel Starvation

Charley & Peggy Robinson ccrobins at ktc.com
Sat Apr 29 11:54:26 MDT 2017

I researched this subject on the MG Experience site.  Found a couple of 
posts wherein the problem was cured by replacing the fuel hoses from the 
under-hood inline fuel filter to the carbs. Diagnosis was that the 
needles were glued to the seats by fine rubber particles.  I sent a PM 
to one guy asking him if he'd had a recurrence of the problem after he 
changed the fuel hoses.  He replied, said no recurrences.

So I replaced the fuel hoses with new bulk 1/4" hoses.   I have some 
OEM-type braid-covered hoses coming from LB Car Co.  So now the fuel 
filter & hoses are new.  We shall see ......


On 4/24/2017 9:38 AM, PaulHunt73 wrote:
> All-plastic floats can be a fiddle to set the correct height, but 
> shouldn't cause the valve to stick.  But if you can get the adjustable 
> ones then it's probably worth it for itself.  There are black StayUp 
> floats from a lot of suppliers these days, these are said to be 
> unsinkable (so was Titanic ...) and have a metal arm so adjustable.
> There was a thread elsewhere in 2009 with a very similar problem - 
> multiple replacements no different, even a new lid complete with valve 
> already fitted was stuck fast, and stuck again after freeing.  A 
> solution (pun not intended) was apparently to clean the tip with a 
> solvent, and I'd do the seat as well with a cotton bud, making sure no 
> strands are left behind afterwards.  The moving part should definitely 
> drop away from the seat under gravity alone.
> PaulH.
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     I managed to get one bowl cover off once while the needle was
>     stuck shut & the float had dropped away from it.  Just lightly
>     touching it made the needle drop.  There has never been any
>     residue in the bowls but I may replace the fuel hoses JIC that
>     they are decomposing internally.  I've never been able to detect
>     any deposits on the needle tips though.

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