Carburetor leaks

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Steve72J
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Carburetor leaks

Postby Steve72J » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:32 pm

Been plagues with bowl leaks lately for some reason. no drip, just keeping the flange damp. Just finished dressing the middle bowl with 220 wet/dry paper on a pane of thick of glass and put on a new gasket. Does anyone use a sealer on these. I never have, but one more leak and I may consider it.

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PaulD738
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Re: Carburetor leaks

Postby PaulD738 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:47 pm

Have you checked the float heights?
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Steve72J
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Re: Carburetor leaks

Postby Steve72J » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:12 pm

No ....just pulled the left carburetor out of the way and rotated the middle one enough to pull the bowl. No gas was getting to the top of the vent tube as the bottom of the bowl was dry. Just enough of a leak to keep the left side of the bowl wet, no dripping.

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Re: Carburetor leaks

Postby Kettletimes3 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:06 am

I would smear the gasket with grease and let it stand overnight,
This will swell the gasket and should make a good seal.

Steve72J
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Re: Carburetor leaks

Postby Steve72J » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:51 am

Went with a thin coat of Permatex blue on both sides of the gasket. After an hour of riding there's no drips or wet bowl . Makes me wonder if the mating surface on the carburetor is slightly warped. Whatever, it's not leaking now.


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