tecumseh engine gas leak

drbrakeNovember 13, 2009

I have a 25 year old 5HP sear snow blower htat is leaking enough gas to smell up my garage, I have rebuilt the carb but that does not seem to have helped.

Any suggesstions??

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tomplum

If it is leaking from the carb, you need to re-visit that repair. What parts did you replace, did you clean the rest of the fuel system and did you have questions of anything you've done so far?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2009 at 5:12PM
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rcmoser

I agree if you smell gas it is coming from a seaping fuel hose or a weak needle spring or seat? Or if may even be a hair line crack in the gas tank? I would replace any rubber fuel line if it has one. look at the fuel needle seat with a magnifing glass. If all is good then I would install inline fuel shut-off valve between the tank and the carb. Then you can cut the gas off to the carb. If you storying it in a garage connected to your house IMO its a safety item anyway Especially if you have any natural gas and pilots like a water heater????

    Bookmark   November 13, 2009 at 5:53PM
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baymee(LehighValleyPA)
    Bookmark   November 13, 2009 at 6:03PM
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