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OK I had my carb in for rebuild and just got it back today. So I installed everything and hooked the fuel line up and cranked, no fire. I have put an inline fuel filter in when I had everything apart and saw no fuel in it. So unhooked and put the end of the fuel line in a can and turned fuel on both regular and reserve, nothing. So I took the tank out so I could get at it better and removed the fuel filter. There wasn't alot of fuel in the tank so I blew air into the fuel line and heard air coming out inside the tank on regular and reserve. So I added another gallon or so and then was getting fuel in reserve but not regular. I put the tank back in and put the filter back in and opened the reserve, no fuel. So I took the filter off again and am getting fuel. The fuel line isn't going uphill at all but can't figure out getting fuel on reserve but not with the filter on. It's the same filter I have installed on my mowers and no I don't have it backwards!! My mowers have a fuel pump and my 450ES doesn't so maybe can't suck fuel thru with the filter? Most here say it's smart to put one on and I figured with the carb being totally clean it was a good idea. Any idea what kind of filter I need if the gravity feed won't pass thru this one?