I have a 1980 datsun pickup 720. It starts up sound fine. But when I give it gas, it turns off. It did it a few times before, thought it was a gas problem. But now I Put gas& it overflows. No gas gag

Asked by Apr 04, 2017 at 04:29 PM about the 1986 Nissan Truck STD 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1980 datsun pickup 720.
It starts up sound fine.  But when I
give it gas, it turns off. It did it a
few times before, thought it was a
gas problem. But now I Put gas&
it overflows. No gas gag

2 Answers

31,635

anyway is the fuel filter new/ok???

115,065

Maybe the accelerator pump is not working properly. If the carb is overflowing gas then you also have a problem with the float/needle valve. Time for a rebuild of the carburetor or a new carb.

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