MTD Snow thrower leaking gas when tilted


Old 08-03-05, 06:59 AM
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MTD Snow thrower leaking gas when tilted

I just picked up a MTD 3hp 21" snow thrower that sat for a while. Once I got it started ( run's great) I noticed that if I tilted it foward or backwards it will leak gas. I'm thinking it could be the float but like I said the engine is running really good. It also doesn't have an air filter on it and I don't know if this is typical of snow throwers this size.
The model # is 310-181-000 / H309b

Thanks, Vince


I don't have a manual and cannot find any info on the web. If you know of a site please reply.
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Old 08-03-05, 09:13 AM
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Where is the gas leaking from exactly? As for the air filter, it's possible it had a special airbox to use during cold weather that was removed in the interim...
Old 08-04-05, 01:48 AM
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Most snowblowers have no air filters. If the gas is leaking around the bowl, then the bowl gasket is probably bad.

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