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Predator fuel tank Has me baffled. the red thing in the strainer part of the filler says fuel level but doesn't move in any of my Predator tanks. Sure don't know what that has to do with the fuel level. Now it is had a longer stem with a ball or some thing on the end that raised & lowered that red do hicky I could see the reason behind it.

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The top of that red is the ~high~ fill. It does not move.

However, in eyeballing it.....there is still a bit more one could potentially top off in the tank if one needed to
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Predators shouldn't be filled to the top. Most of mine seem to be full at 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch from the top. I believe it allows room for fuel expansion and contraction. If you fill it that full before starting you should be fine for an hours worth of snow blowing. Just stop after 30 or 45 minutes and refill. You probably can use a break to rest a bit anyway. Roger
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What Mobliledynamics said is correct. It is the Max fuel level advised by the mfg.

Keep in mind this is an Asian engine and the translations are not always perfect. Also, this is sold as a warm weather engine and they are concerned about thermal expansion and gas leaking out the cap.

I do wish the tank was a bit bigger. The fuel pick up is raised about 1/2 off the bottom of the tank and runs out sooner than you would expect at first glance.

That 1/2" raised tube has the advantage of not sucking up grit that may find its way to the bottom of the tank. The gas line is in pretty tight quarters and it looks pretty near impossible to add a fuel filter.

If any one has been able to get one in please share which filter you used and how it has worked for you.........Thanks

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After thinking about it I decided that the tank I had filled so full was not venting properly and why the engine quit but started right back up.

I can run my non hemi version on the log splitter close to 16 hours before it will run out of fuel.

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