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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver, WA (the left coast)
Re: Leaking carburetor gasket - Um, help
For a quick update on the fun... The float is good, there is not a leak, and I rechecked the setting.
Boomer, when you say "new needle and seat" what are you referring to; is it the idle needle, the main needle or the "thingy" (a highly technical term since I don't know the real name) that the float controls? If it is the float "thingy" I did not change it when I did the rebuild because I could get the brass piece that screws into the carb loose and I didn't want to destroy it. Yesterday I picked up a rebuild kit that has this part along with the "thingy" and new gaskets. This kit is different than the one I used before, it has more parts and gaskets, it actually has two housing gaskets and I'm not sure why it does. I'm hoping to tear down the carb tonight so it can soak overnight.
Thank you everyone for the help. I would have a nasty mess with out it.
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