Leaking Carburetor


Old 12-30-06, 06:49 AM
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Leaking Carburetor

I have a 10 horse Kohler Engine that was recently rebuilt. The Carb is rebuilt too. Before the Carb was rebuilt, the gas would leak out thru the air intake unless I used the shut off valve when storing it. It still did that when I got it back, but now its leaking out the air intake when its running too. Where do I attack this problem? This engine was built circa 1969 and is in a Simplicity Tractor. Cast Iron Block. (I put a completely NEW carburetor on this engine two years ago.)

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Old 12-31-06, 12:14 AM
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I would have the carb warranteed if the rebuild was done recently enough. If not, I'd remove the bowl and have a look at the float. Remove it and shake it near your ear. If you hear gas sloshing in it, replace it. If not, replace the needle and seat if it has a rubber seat. Make sure the float moves freely.
Old 01-02-07, 11:15 AM
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I'd say if you, on the other hand, have a rubber tipped inlet needle with a brass seat, you should replace the brass seat as well. A good soaking in a bath type cleaner would be a good measure also.

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