So my car stopped working awhile ago and I couldn't figure out why, I hadn't really done anything to it since it broke. I think I figured it out now though.
I was testing the mpgs and I ran it out of fuel a few times. wouldn't be surprised if there was a lot of sediment in the bottom of the tank that got sucked into the lines.
Here are the symptoms: it starts really hard, it takes maybe 20 minutes of cranking and it needs help from another car. After it starts, I need to let it idle for a while before it will let me give it any gas, and it dies every few minutes but starts back up all right. Then it will run normally, but every ten minutes or so it will stop letting me give it gas. If it is rolling and I put it in gear to force the engine to turn over it will explode fairly violently and successively from the carb. I can stop on the side of the road and crank it for a minute and give it gas gingerly and it will start working again.
All I did to the fuel system so far is take the carb apart and clean it, nothing clogged in it just some silt in the bowl but nothing big enough not to go through the jets it looked like.
I am planning on taking the tank out and spraying the inside, what else should I do the get all the lines clean? new fuel filter maybe? and what part of the carb specifically should I look at to clean?