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Ariens LCT 414cc gas tank

I just learned the hard way that this gas tank has a raised outlet. It needs to have about 1/2" of gas in it, so it won't suck air into the fuel line. I was running out of gas when it appeared to have plenty in the tank. The dealer claims that they do this to help avoid any sediment being pulled into the carb.
I don't know if this would be for all the LCT Ariens engines. I thought it might be handy for others to know this.

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I believe my "Briggs" 420cc tank is the same way. It's actually a good idea!
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I believe my "Briggs" 420cc tank is the same way. It's actually a good idea!
Thanks. I makes me feel better knowing Briggs is thinking the same way.

This could make draining the tank kind of difficult. (-:

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I wonder why they didn't just use a fuel filter instead. Six of one, half dozen of the other I suppose.
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Thanks. I makes me feel better knowing Briggs is thinking the same way.

This could make draining the tank kind of difficult. (-:

Ken
I use a turkey baster at the end of the year to get as much gas out as I can. I also run it on choke until it won't run anymore to make sure all the gas is out of the carb.

Heard you guys got a few more inches of snow up there. My parents live in Howard and they mentioned it when I spoke to them earlier today. We got nothing down here. We'll see how much we get tonight/tomorrow though....supposedly ~8" or so is coming.
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I use a turkey baster at the end of the year to get as much gas out as I can. I also run it on choke until it won't run anymore to make sure all the gas is out of the carb.

Heard you guys got a few more inches of snow up there. My parents live in Howard and they mentioned it when I spoke to them earlier today. We got nothing down here. We'll see how much we get tonight/tomorrow though....supposedly ~8" or so is coming.
Thanks for the idea on empting my tank. It sounds like the way to go.

We got about 2-3" but drifting made it worse. We are hearing 8" for tonight and tomorrow. I will be interesting with the Packer game here. The auto body shops will be busy on Monday. I don't have tickets. The warm living room is fine with me. (:

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yeah, hope it snows for the game. We went to the Falcon game and normally go to 2-3 games a year.
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