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carb leaking

Posted by jim109ny 109ny (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 8, 10 at 18:04

GAS IS LEAKING FROM CARB .Itook it apart cleaned it .took the float off and needle out blew air through put back together ran it shut it off started leaking again , took apart checked it seemed all right put back ran it & it hasnt leaked ,yet. would a carb that new have to be rebuilt or what? thanks jim

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RE: carb leaking

  • Posted by baymee LehighValleyPA (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 8, 10 at 20:19

I had one where I had to install 3 seats before it stopped leaking. Otherwise, you could have had dirt in the tank that prevented the needle from seating. Maybe you still do.

RE: carb leaking

Carbs shouldn't need to be rebuilt after two years, unless the proper storage techniques weren't used. And even at that, there's a couple of things I always do after not using a unit for a prolonged period of time.

Sounds like the 2nd cleaning solved your problem.

You didn't mention the make and model of your motor, does it have a fuel filter ?

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