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post #1 of 4 Old 06-27-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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my carb bowl is flooding out, can you help?

Hello, can someone help me with a carb problem? The bowl in the carb seems to be overflowing and flooding out for some reason. I know the first thing I should check is for a sticking needle valve. I actually bought a carb kit and replaced all of the jets including a brand new needle and valve, pilot jet. Still seems to be the same problem. When I first start it up it runs great for about a minute, then it starts to run really rich and starts sputtering. So right after it stalls out I took off the top metal cover to the carb and pulled the diaphram and immediately looked down and I can see fuel flooding up and spilling over into the intake. I dont get what the problem could be. Especially since I just replaced the needle valve. It was having the same problem before. Any ideas? Thanks
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i figured out the problem on the way home from work in my car just by thinking it through. I just came to a sudden realization that I had installed the needle valve upside down!! How embarrasing.
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Hey we all make silly mistakes. But glad you figured it out.

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you diagnoised it and fixed it yourself,now thats a deal in its self,great job.

If it dont work we will fix it while we have our dirty clothes on.Best experience is hands on experience.
IF IT AINT BROKE,DONT FIX IT.
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