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gas leak between carb and tank on Briggs engine


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06-11-11, 12:46 PM   #1  
gas leak between carb and tank on Briggs engine

I have a leak between the carb and gas tank. I replaced the gasket but it still leaks. The shop said that the carb probably is warped and to take it off and hone it flat. The problem with that is that there is a part of the casting that sticks out so I can't simply lay the carb on a piece of sand paper and flatten it. I asked if I could put a sealer on the gasket and they said no. Any suggestions on how to seal it short of getting a new carb and or gas tank? It a model 80232 Briggs 3 HP engine.

 
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06-11-11, 09:03 PM   #2  
Use a straight edge and find out where the high spots are and hone them down. You don't have to set the thing flat on sandpaper, just get the high spots.


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06-12-11, 07:07 PM   #3  
i think for some engines briggs says use 2 gaskets

 
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06-13-11, 07:06 AM   #4  
I used a straight edge but didn't see any high spots. I checked from all angles.

 
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06-13-11, 10:39 PM   #5  
I'd go with 2 gaskets then.


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06-14-11, 05:39 AM   #6  
I guess it's worth a try with two gaskets. It's a real pain to get at the gasket because all the linkage has to come off as well as the carb. Thanks for the help

 
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