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I was going to get an MP3 250 but went with a low mileage (6K) 2007 BV 250 instead. It was shipped from IL to CT and when I received it it would not start; engine would turn over but wouldn't catch, as if it wasn't getting any fuel. I opened the gas cap and there was a "whoosh". I then tried starting w/ throttle open. That worked and ran choppy for a bit until it smoothed out. It has started fine since but I'm concerned as to what caused the issue in the first place. Any ideas? Could the evap cannister have gotten flooded during shipping?

Forgot to mention that I had a hard time opening the gas cap, suggesting there was a vacuum situation going on.
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Any ideas anyone? I'm not inclined to take any long rides until I have some idea of what happened. Help me, Obi Wan Vespa. You're my only hope!
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ScooterWoman9988 wrote:
Any ideas anyone? I'm not inclined to take any long rides until I have some idea of what happened. Help me, Obi Wan Vespa. You're my only hope!
All tanks breathe through an evaporation hole or tube, check that it is not blocked.
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My book---old scooter that has done a lot of sitting around-----put fresh gas in, try for reg gas only, check oil, and tires for rot and ride, expect if you cannot fix stuff yourself to spend some money. Age of battery?
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Maybe the fuel lines are old?

If they are starting to develop cracks and the thing sat for a long time is it possible that the fuel could have evaporated out of the lines? or even the carb?
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Attila wrote:
All tanks breathe through an evaporation hole or tube, check that it is not blocked.
Thanks but I don't know what that hose is or even where to look.
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ScooterWoman9988 wrote:
Any ideas? Could the evap cannister have gotten flooded during shipping?
Very possible. You are certainly describing a tank venting problem. As the problem has resolved itself, I wouldn't hesitate to ride the scooter. If the problem reoccurred, loosening the gas cap would resolve it again, so getting stranded away from home doesn't seem likely.
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