Re: gas pouring out of carb
The worst I've had for gas leaking was related to the brass bit (that the needle valve sits in) that dips into the fuel bowl coming loose (then coming off). Once it was reattached it was fine. I get the odd drip or two now and then but nothing to worry about that way.
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