Needle Valve Issue (for older carb models)
You haven't used your
UTV for a week or two, you start it, back it out of the shed,
you get off go shut the shed door, jump back on and go to take
off and your UTV sputters to a stop.
Your try to start the UTV it cranks over but
it won't start .... what's happened?
Your carb needle valve
has stuck, Why?
Ethanol mix in your fuel attracts moisture, which promotes a
quicker deterioration of the fuel that creates a residue that
can clogs filters, hoses, jets and needle valves in you fuel
system. Because Ethanol attract moisture it also causes
corrosion in carbs which can cause the needle valve to stick
closed or even stick open and cause flooding.
How can you fix this issue. Don't use gas
with Ethanol! If all you can get is gas with Ethanol then you
use a Gas Stabilizer product designed for use with Ethanol. We
Marine Formula Fuel Stabilizer.
new clean plastic gas can to fill your UTV. This has become a
major issue with all types of ATV's, UTV's Mowers etc with carbs
not just the clones.
is the procedure for unsticking the needle valve and cleaning
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