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Posted: 12/26/2006 9:13:42 AM EST




The gas leaks from the air filter edge, as shown in the second pic. The varnish looking stuff, I dont know what that is but as far as I can tell, it is not leaking in those areas. Looks like th e carb overfills with gas and it leaks from the bowl out the air filter inlet, but just a guess. I see no way to adjust the carb bowl, the only screw is for the idle adjustment. No ga shut off valve, so as soon as I fill the tank it starts leaking. Lost two gallons this way. When I picked up the atv 200 miles away it was full. Pulled it from the truck on Christmas Eve and it was dry. Filled it again trying to get it ready for the morning and discovered the leak.

Link Posted: 12/26/2006 9:18:25 AM EST
Pull the float bowl off, and see if the needle and seat are stuck.

Also, I would recommend you install a shut-off valve of some sort.
Link Posted: 12/26/2006 5:40:32 PM EST
Like the other poster said check the needle and seat. More then likely some junk stock in it. Also check the oil in the crankcase as if it is leaking that much gas it can fill the intake tract and leak into the cylinder. The the gas will work it's way past the rings causing fuel to get into the oil which does not lube very well after that.
You can pick up a inline on off valve at most motorcycle accessorie shops.
Link Posted: 12/26/2006 6:13:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By bigcraig:
Pull the float bowl off, and see if the needle and seat are stuck.

Also, I would recommend you install a shut-off valve of some sort.


+1

Check if the float is improperly set also.
Link Posted: 12/27/2006 2:14:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dance:

Originally Posted By bigcraig:
Pull the float bowl off, and see if the needle and seat are stuck.

Also, I would recommend you install a shut-off valve of some sort.


+1

Check if the float is improperly set also.


that's what i was thinking. most carburetor makers don't adjust the float before sending it out.
Link Posted: 12/27/2006 3:35:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/27/2006 3:35:38 PM EST by fook]
Looks like a Keihin or chi com copy.

If so, there is likely no way to adjust the one piece plastic float. Probably just trash in the valve. Might check to see if there is a filter in the tank.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 6:36:43 PM EST
Called the place we got it. Mechanic said the get a BFH and hit the bowl, hopefully knocking the valve loose. It did not work.

Still leaks. Now have to remove the bottom of the bowl.

I hate carbs.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 6:42:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
Called the place we got it. Mechanic said the get a BFH and hit the bowl, hopefully knocking the valve loose. It did not work.

Still leaks. Now have to remove the bottom of the bowl.

I hate carbs.



Sounds like a stuck float... Aren't carbs fun???
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 6:50:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
Called the place we got it. Mechanic said the get a BFH and hit the bowl, hopefully knocking the valve loose. It did not work.

Still leaks. Now have to remove the bottom of the bowl.

I hate carbs.



Sounds like a stuck float... Aren't carbs fun???

Especially when you have no idea what you are doing. Add flammable liquids to the matter and YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 1:41:48 PM EST
Once you've played with a few carbs they aren't so bad. You'll get this one to work fine.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:26:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dance:

Originally Posted By bigcraig:
Pull the float bowl off, and see if the needle and seat are stuck.

Also, I would recommend you install a shut-off valve of some sort.


+1

Check if the float is improperly set also.

may be able to bend the float supports to adjust the height
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