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Howdy! Well I dumped a couple of gas cans that each had some gas left over from an ATV trip into the Zuk. Low and behold the wife told me that the cork I had in the one spout came out and she put it back in, after it rained/poured. I can get the zuk started and it will run for about 30 seconds and die off after sputtering.
I added dry gas, tried Sea Foam, to no avail. So I guess I will be taking the carb off and dropping the gas tank.

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance!
 

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if you just got some water in your gas you don't need to do all that. The carb should be fine with some fresh gas, and the tank just needs to be drained. You can do that without dropping it. (BTW those gas water removers are just snake oil marketing gimmicks, they don't do crap) To drain the tank, just run a siphon tube down the filler neck and hook a pump up to it, or hook a pump directly up to the supply line coming out of the tank.
 

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Thanks, Baraticus, I'll give that a try. I never had the carb apart and was wondering how much gas could be in the carb. It seems to start and run fine for about 30 sec. and the spits and sputters.
 

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adding methyl alcohol may be adequate for removing some water condesation from a tank of gas, but if there was a significant ammount of water (raining into the tank) Methanol can not absorb that ammountof water without diluting the fuel to an unburnable level.

(You can burn high levels of methanol, even pure methenol, but not with the fuel metering system of a stock samurai)
 
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