carb fuel leak - Honda Rincon Forum : RinconRiders Honda Rincon Forums


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-19-2010, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Big Bay
Posts: 207
Default 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

thanks
__________________
03 Red Rincon..39,500 miles...Rejetted...worn out Maxxis Bighorn Tires......Windshield at times..Amsoil 0-40
roger48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-19-2010, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harley Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 5,241
Default

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.
__________________
2005 Green Rincon, Dynotek Ignition, Dynotek HP Coil, HMF Utility Exhaust, K&N Air Filter with Outerwear, DynoJet Spring and Needle, Keihin Jets 162 Main, 52 Pilot ,TPI Valves, 2500 Super Winch, Warn Front Bumper, ATV-GURU Rear Bumper, HighLifter Front Springs, A\P Belly Plate\w front and rear Stick Gaurds, ITP Wheels, Bighorn 25 inch Tires, AIPP Headlight Bulbs, Temp Gauge, Modified A\F Screw, Tiny Tach, Rear Hitch, ATV Guru Front Tow Hook, Stainless Steel 17-4 Tie Rods
Harley Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 02:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Big Bay
Posts: 207
Default

thanks Harley
__________________
03 Red Rincon..39,500 miles...Rejetted...worn out Maxxis Bighorn Tires......Windshield at times..Amsoil 0-40
roger48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
cwest150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posts: 848
Default

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.
__________________
2005 Honda Rincon 650 w/GPS, 3600 miles, Warn front bumper, 2” snorkel, 26” Swamp Lites, Ramsey 3000lb wireless synthetic rope, (ATV-GURU rear bumper, hitch, and tow hook), K&N Intake w/outerwear, Kehien jet kit 160/52, clipped carb spring, Supertrapp ISDX Exhaust, ATV Alarm, Dynatek CDI/Coil.

2006 F-350 King Ranch w/SCT X3 custom tuned by Quick Trick's Auto, Edge Insight Monitor, AFE Intake, MBRP Exhaust, 45gal aux. fuel tank, 6 clear strobes, tons of red led’s, and 33" Nitto DuraGrapplers
cwest150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 12:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Oilcan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 5,314
Garage
Default

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....
Oilcan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 12:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Corndog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
Posts: 7,424
Default

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.
__________________
2003 green Rinny (11,800 miles), "25" Bighorn Radials (white letters out) full of extra slime, water pump mod, no warning labels, E Trex, everything else like Mr. Honda made it. 2000 XR 400r (est 3,500 miles). RIDE RED EVEN IF ITS GOT GREEN PLASTIC!

2013 Yamaha Super Te'ne're' (7,400 miles in 4 months), 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 (365,000 miles) on tight and original motor. 2001 4Runner (79,000 miles).
Corndog is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Active Topics

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.