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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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carb fuel leak

i have an 01 rancher which is leaking gas from an overflow tub on the side of carb...running straight out of the hose...will a good carb cleaner help matters

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 02:19 PM
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It may help. The only reason that fuel will come out of the bowl over flow is a stuck float or a needle and seat that is not closing becuase of dirt or a bad float or float setting.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 10:50 AM
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A long time ago we had a Kawasaki that did that frequently and you could blow in the tube with an air hose and that usually fixed it for a while. Might be worth a shot before tearing it down.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 12:35 PM
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Blowing the dirt back inside is going to bite you in the ass... Remove the float bowl and clean/wash out the contamination, otherwise, it will be cold and dark when it stops running.... and about 40 KMs from the truck if Murphy has any say in the matter....

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This is a good reason to always shut the fuel off when not riding a carbed motor. Even at night at camp. It sounds like the needle and fuel float have issues. Most likley worn needle seal or crap keeping the needle fro sealing, but a fuel leak in your garage or basement could go boom.

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