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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2017, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Carburator Bowl Drain Leaking

I recently loosened the carb bowl drain screw on my 03 Rincon to be sure it wasn't seized. After resetting it , it now leaks through the drain. I have loosened and reset it several times with no success. Other than pulling the carb, is there another cure for this?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2017, 12:37 PM
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gas is free flowing from the overflow tube?

1st take off the primer that little black knob on the bottom of the bowl. Clean it real good (I used clean gas and a tooth brush) place it back on and acuate it a couple times, and see if the flow of fuel stops. If so, done. If not, next would be the removal of the bowl. I disconnect everything from the carb except the throttle cables, including the one bolt on the starter holding the idle knob in place. Now you can basically remove and rotate it so your working on it upside down. When you remove the float bowl be careful to not loose the baffle. With a pin pusher remove the float pin again careful and notice which end the spline is on, on the pin and insert it back the same way. Only one side is splined.
Clean the float area (I used gas again) If it was running OK, then no need to blow through jets etc, but a good idea as your in there and it's a pain to get that deep. remove the jets and make sure they are clean. If not, (jack hammer the debris out) just kidding... Inside joke for Rick and Dennis Please use your method to clean orifices and jets.....

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Turn off the petcock, remove the drain screw, clean the end up with some fine steel wool, replace or inspect the Oring, and reinstall








If it still leaks, the float needle is probably not sealing.



Remove bowl, replace the needle on the float, and take a qtip with some polishing compound or toothpaste and put it in a drill, and polish the seat with the qtip before reinstalling the float and bowl.
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Thanks guys. Since posting I have read of a few that after pushing the primer knob experienced the same issue as me. I have never used the primer but did push it for the first time recently while playing around. Maybe this is the problem. Can the primer be removed with the carb in place?
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yup my 1st sentence above..... "1st take off the primer that little black knob on the bottom of the bowl. Clean it real good (I used clean gas and a tooth brush) place it back on and acuate it a couple times, and see if the flow of fuel stops. If so, done"


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Thanks. Much appreciated
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