Have you looked down the middle of the carburetor to see if there's two nice strong sprays of fuel when you work the throttle by hand?
If you're losing fuel, a good suspect is the pickup screen in the gas tank. They will collapse and block the pipe, then will slowly stretch out again when the engine is stopped.
Also look around the tank for wetness indicating a leak. If that leak is up high enough, air will get sucked in rather than fuel getting drawn from the tank.
Sunday, January 5th, 2014 AT 1:50 AM