Author Topic: Eskimo gas cap not venting  (Read 268 times)

Offline mc1984ss

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Eskimo gas cap not venting
« on: Feb 17, 2019, 05:22 PM »
Long story short my barely used Eskimo rocket auger quit running. They sent me a new carburetor and it ran great, tried it two different days at home. Got to lake drilled 9 holes then it died. Did the exact same thing it did before I changed the carb. Fire die fire die fire die. At this point I realized it wasn't getting fuel, I cracked the gas cap heard it suck in air and it fired right up and ran great all day if I kept the cap cracked loose. I am going to call them tomorrow again but was wondering if anyone else had this problem? I do not want to run my auger with a loose cap and gas spilling out. My next one will be electric! Thanks in advance

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Re: Eskimo gas cap not venting
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2019, 05:31 PM »
DOes that have the Vented cap with the screw on top? I just bought a M51 and it doesn't have that cap. I think I read somewhere to slice the rubber in the cap to vent it. Don't do this unless someone confirms, because I am not positive.
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Offline mc1984ss

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Re: Eskimo gas cap not venting
« Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:25 PM »
It does not have the little vent cap on it, thanks guys

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Re: Eskimo gas cap not venting
« Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:32 PM »
Tank filled up too much?

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Re: Eskimo gas cap not venting
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:32 PM »
Do not fill the gas tank completely full, leave some room for air. Works for my snowblower.

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Re: Eskimo gas cap not venting
« Reply #6 on: Feb 17, 2019, 07:35 PM »
It always ran fine before with the same amount of fuel, the cap is not venting. Even with a partial tank it does the same thing

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Re: Eskimo gas cap not venting
« Reply #7 on: Feb 18, 2019, 11:49 AM »
As usual great customer service from Eskimo, new cap is on the way!

 



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