gas primed

Asked by Aug 20, 2015 at 08:33 PM about the 1979 Chevrolet C/K 10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have a 1978 chevy cheynne full size pu two wheel drive and 350 engine. Has dual tanks.
My problem is when the pu sits for more then 24 hrs I cannot start it without priming the
carb.  I even have a completely different engine and carb and it still does this. Does
anyone know about  a switch fuel switch on the fuel line that would not close or whats
happenning

3 Answers

20,765

well if the bowles/ both carbs are ok..they should not leak down>??? should start and run with the gas in them carb/bowles ...not enough info???

88,785

Actually sounds like a fuel pump check valve failure. but there is also a common problem with quadrajet carbs, the well plugs in the bottom of the carb leak and so the carb is totally dry when you try to start it up after it has sat a while. So you may want to check both of those.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20,765

yea...

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Not getting fuel to carburetor 1 answer

    On a 1984 c/10 pick up I am not getting gas to carburetor I replaced fuel pump and the sending unit in the tank and still not getting gas. Can you tell me what I need to do

    1985 Chevrolet C/K 10

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 79 C10 hard to start 2 answers

    its gotten to the point were i had to pour a bit of fuel in the carb to get it start it. if it sits for a day i would have to do the same thing again, so i changed the mechanical fuel pump, primed it ...

    1979 Chevrolet C/K 10

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • i have a 1985 chevy c10 5.0L its a fixer upper. was running really good now idles rough when it does idle but most of the time it dies, it will stay running as long as i give it gas, any suggestions 4 answers

    idles rough, but mostly dies at stop lights or anytime idling, while run as long as i give it gas. i bought the truck as a fixer upper had been sitting for a couple of years, change plugs and started ...

    1985 Chevrolet C/K 10 Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • running bad 5 answers

    I changed spark plugs and wires now spitting and sputtering won't stay running unless u got your foot on the gas.I don't think I got the wires crossed I checked what could it be.

    1982 Chevrolet C/K 10

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Running outta fuel 14 answers

    I have a 81 c 10 replaced gas tank all new lines and truck can be running at idle after bout 5 min approx it jus shuts off! Fuel bowl on carb is empty you can prime with gas and starts back up! Any...

    1981 Chevrolet C/K 10 Silverado Standard Cab SB

    -

    General

C/K 10

Looking for a Used C/K 10 in your area?

CarGurus has 265 nationwide C/K 10 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet C/K 10 Questions

Chevrolet C/K 10 Experts

#1 CaptPKelly
CaptPKelly
Reputation 560
#2 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 310
#3 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,462 Great Deals out of 210,792 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Camaro
144 Great Deals out of 35,537 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-100
158 listings
Used Chevrolet Blazer
3 Great Deals out of 1,128 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
118 Great Deals out of 20,711 listings starting at $3,499
Used GMC C/K 10
5 listings
Used Ford Mustang
314 Great Deals out of 45,661 listings starting at $2,000