Originally Posted by Matt Cartney
Is there a simple way of draining the float bowl just prior to starting it up then? That way you could leave it full, but draining the old petrol out just before starting it up after a long spell of inactivity.
Don't think so on that particular carb, but some designs have a drain screw (I think!).
I was not knocking the idea of running the carb dry - personally, I thought it a great idea - just warning of the unintended consequences that can arise. It's worth a try, because the carb float should not stick in the down position of course.
I sometimes got my float free by bashing the handle of a hammer against the carb body and then again, sometimes I didn't!!