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Old 06-25-2005, 09:02   #1 (permalink)
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Argh Fuel Leak Carburetter

Hello Problem pages.
Just started my engine v8 110 1988 and it just
start pissing out fuel from a tube the twin carbs on drivers side.
Averted a fire by lots of soapy liquid. need advice quick on prevention
or repair.
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Old 06-25-2005, 09:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Argh Fuel Leak Carburetter



John Oakes wrote:
> Hello Problem pages.
> Just started my engine v8 110 1988 and it just start
> pissing out fuel from a tube the twin carbs on drivers side. Averted a
> fire by lots of soapy liquid. need advice quick on prevention or repair.

update
fuel was leaking via the vent tube on the carb adapter any clues.
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Old 06-25-2005, 09:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Argh Fuel Leak Carburetter

In news:42bd5ae2$0$23044$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net,
John Oakes <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> blithered:
> John Oakes wrote:
>> Hello Problem pages.
>> Just started my engine v8 110 1988 and it just
>> start pissing out fuel from a tube the twin carbs on drivers side.
>> Averted a fire by lots of soapy liquid. need advice quick on
>> prevention or repair.

> update
> fuel was leaking via the vent tube on the carb adapter any
> clues.


Stuck float or needle valve on that carb?

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Old 06-25-2005, 09:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Argh Fuel Leak Carburetter



GbH wrote:

> In news:42bd5ae2$0$23044$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net,
> John Oakes <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> blithered:
>
>>John Oakes wrote:
>>
>>>Hello Problem pages.
>>> Just started my engine v8 110 1988 and it just
>>>start pissing out fuel from a tube the twin carbs on drivers side.
>>>Averted a fire by lots of soapy liquid. need advice quick on
>>>prevention or repair.

>>
>>update
>> fuel was leaking via the vent tube on the carb adapter any
>>clues.

>
>
> Stuck float or needle valve on that carb?
>

Could this free itself and what causes the float or needle to stick
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Old 06-25-2005, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Argh Fuel Leak Carburetter


"John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:42bd6fbb$0$28623$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net...
>
>
> GbH wrote:
>
>> In news:42bd5ae2$0$23044$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net,
>> John Oakes <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> blithered:
>>
>>>John Oakes wrote:
>>>
>>>>Hello Problem pages.
>>>> Just started my engine v8 110 1988 and it just
>>>>start pissing out fuel from a tube the twin carbs on drivers side.
>>>>Averted a fire by lots of soapy liquid. need advice quick on
>>>>prevention or repair.
>>>
>>>update
>>> fuel was leaking via the vent tube on the carb adapter any
>>>clues.

>>
>>
>> Stuck float or needle valve on that carb?
>>

> Could this free itself and what causes the float or needle to stick


Hi John, this can sometimes just happen. It shouldn't, but it can. Switch
the ignition on but don't start the engine, and you should hear the pump
run, pull the fuel overflow (vent) pipes off at the carbs and place rag
under them. if any fuel comes out, give that carb a sharp rattle near the
bottom with, say, a 17mm spanner and see if it stops it. If not, then it's
time to strip the carbs off and get them on a bench for a good old strip and
cleaning session, replacing the float valve ass'ys at the same time. Good
luck.
Badger.


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Old 06-25-2005, 12:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Argh Fuel Leak Carburetter

Cheers Brian.
I will give this a try.

Badger wrote:
> "John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:42bd6fbb$0$28623$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net...
>
>>
>>GbH wrote:
>>
>>
>>>In news:42bd5ae2$0$23044$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net,
>>>John Oakes <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> blithered:
>>>
>>>
>>>>John Oakes wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Hello Problem pages.
>>>>> Just started my engine v8 110 1988 and it just
>>>>>start pissing out fuel from a tube the twin carbs on drivers side.
>>>>>Averted a fire by lots of soapy liquid. need advice quick on
>>>>>prevention or repair.
>>>>
>>>>update
>>>> fuel was leaking via the vent tube on the carb adapter any
>>>>clues.
>>>
>>>
>>>Stuck float or needle valve on that carb?
>>>

>>
>>Could this free itself and what causes the float or needle to stick

>
>
> Hi John, this can sometimes just happen. It shouldn't, but it can. Switch
> the ignition on but don't start the engine, and you should hear the pump
> run, pull the fuel overflow (vent) pipes off at the carbs and place rag
> under them. if any fuel comes out, give that carb a sharp rattle near the
> bottom with, say, a 17mm spanner and see if it stops it. If not, then it's
> time to strip the carbs off and get them on a bench for a good old strip and
> cleaning session, replacing the float valve ass'ys at the same time. Good
> luck.
> Badger.
>
>


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Old 06-25-2005, 12:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Argh Fuel Leak Carburetter

In news:42bd6fbb$0$28623$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net,
John Oakes <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> blithered:
> GbH wrote:
>
>> In news:42bd5ae2$0$23044$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net,
>> John Oakes <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> blithered:
>>
>>> John Oakes wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello Problem pages.
>>>> Just started my engine v8 110 1988 and it just
>>>> start pissing out fuel from a tube the twin carbs on drivers side.
>>>> Averted a fire by lots of soapy liquid. need advice quick on
>>>> prevention or repair.
>>>
>>> update
>>> fuel was leaking via the vent tube on the carb adapter any
>>> clues.

>>
>>
>> Stuck float or needle valve on that carb?
>>

> Could this free itself and what causes the float or needle to stick


Float gets itself a bit crooked in the float chamber, getting like me old and
decrepit, jams up. same true of needle valve. If it is the float stuck tapping the
float chamber with a small hitting stick will usually/sometimes free it. It might
never get stuck again but more likely it will wait for a more inopportune moment
to do it again. Don't half sod the mixture up, gets a bit rich don't you know,
don't do a lot for your consumption neither.




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Old 06-25-2005, 12:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Argh Fuel Leak Carburetter

Thanks for the information lads.
I gave the carbs a light tap with a
toffee hammer and this I think with no leaks or smells of fuels it works.

regards relieved john
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