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Old 06-11-2008, 09:41 AM
Cycofast Cycofast is offline
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Post Leaky carb? Please help.

So my chinese engine was starting and working well for about a week, but recently it has been difficult to start. I have to prime the carb, loosen the gas cap, and put the choke at about half, and then it takes about 5 tries to start. The real concerning problem is that the carb leaks gas profusely after the engine initially runs for about 5 minutes and dies. The leak comes from the black plastic part of the carb (possibly from the bottom air holes?), and it seems to leak out about 6-8 oz of gas each time. Does anyone know what's going on here? I have read the thread regarding "rebuilding a carb," and I think I may have to seal the carb with the stuff called "RTV". Any help would be appreciated.

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