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the shut off valve on my Craftsman model 917.258/581 with the CV16s engine has quit working. Can I just replace this with a fuel bowl plug, or is it more complicated than that.
 

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All my tractors have 'el cheapo' plastic fuel valves installed in the fuel line, in addition to the manufacturer's valves. Several Mfg. valves are in such a location that they can't be gotten to easily to shut off.
While in the fuel line, I've added fuel filters, even if the Mfg. has them installed.
 

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the shut off valve on my Craftsman model 917.258/581 with the CV16s engine has quit working. Can I just replace this with a fuel bowl plug, or is it more complicated than that.
Well I didn't know what you were referring to at first either but I think you mean the carb solenoid valve and the answer is yes, if you can find one to fit. You may have to let the engine idle for a minute or two before shutting of to keep it from "after firing" making a loud bang. If that doesn't work, shut it off at half throttle.

Walt Conner
 
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