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Hmm, sputter with empty fuel filter

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I have an TB Bronco with an 18 HP Kohler Courage and runs great but when she idles for a bit she'll sputter now and then and then run just fine. I did notice today that just as the engine started to sputter I can see that the fuel filter is completely empty of gas, but then will begin to fill and run fine again. Its never completely stalled and runs strong otherwise.

I bought the Bronco last March and never had this issue all last year . Any ideas?
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May people get misled by an empty looking filter. A filter can have enough air trapped in it to look empty yet the gas still flows. If however, it varies between empty and full, then it is likely that air is getting sucked into the line. Check the fuel line for leaks or a cracked pickup tube if gas is drawn out the top of the tank.
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