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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Cool draining carbs

I just bought my 2007 250 which has been sitting for over a year (or more). I took the gas tank off and drained it. The fuel smelled more like paint thinner than gasoline. I need to drain the carb float bowls. Does anyone know about the procedure?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 12:37 PM
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Youíll need a 3 mm allen wrench and a small container (jar, can, etc).

Stick the container under the carb just below the drain bolt. Then unscrew the bolt. The bolt acts like a tap. Do this for both carbs.

If your gas looks green, itís from corrosion. Being that your gas in the tank smelled like paint thinner, your carbs will need to be pulled and cleaned manually.

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Yes, you were correct. Opened the drain screws and nothing would come out. So I removed the carbs and cleaned the jets and passages with carb cleaner. Starts up and runs great now.
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