my VBB has been sitting idle with petrol left in (I know) since last September and I want to clean out the carb/ drain the old fuel out. I've never done this before myself but from what I've gathered so far it's a matter of turning the fuel tap to the closed position (C) & disconnecting the fuel line at the banjo to drain off the fuel in the pipe. I take it the banjo is disconnected by the screw but would really appreciate any tips/ pointers/ photos/ guides from the experts ....
I take it the fuel in the line will start running out of the line as soon as I disconnect the banjo .... daft question probably - do I keep something on hand to collect it at the moment ? also regards the fuel in the tank .... I take it the fuel line/ banjo will come out of the carb body so that I can turn the fuel tap back on to drain the tank
Are we sure eight-month old fuel really needs draining? I keep a spare 1L bottle that I make sure I don't keep longer than six months without using, so I'm not so sure all this is necessary; can't you just try it first? I can't see the harm in it, but I stand to be corrected.
On reflection; you're more concerned about the carb; OK, but I'll leave the question there to see what others say.
am not sure it needs draining, thats why i said as a precaution, my mate works in a tool hire place and is always fixing lawnmowers ect due to old fuel, he told me its best to drain fuel when storing stuff for winter, i dont know what the limit is, time wise for leaving fuel in.