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Old 09-14-2010, 04:02 PM
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gas leak

hey just bought a 2000 500 sportsman and on bottom of carburetor there is a nipple that looks like it suppose to have a hose on it...well this one doesnt and it is leaking gas liek crazy! does it need a hose and where does the hose go? any help thanks guys
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:08 PM
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I believe that nipple is to put a hose on to drain the carb bowl.
Take a look above it and look for a screw, see if it's loose and tighten it.

Edit:Is the nipple sort of where the Red arrow is, if it is look for the screw where I have the Blue arrow.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:00 PM
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hey so i found the screw and tried to tighten it up but it didnt stop the leak...does this mean i need a new screw and new bowl or what? its my dads 4 wheeler so i know nothing about it mine is efi
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:13 PM
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hey so i found the screw and tried to tighten it up but it didnt stop the leak...does this mean i need a new screw and new bowl or what? its my dads 4 wheeler so i know nothing about it mine is efi
Sorry, I can't answer that, your post caught my eye as I recently did work on a 2005 Trail Boss 330 I bought. In the manual it stated to drain the bowl for long storage, this wasn't ran much at all and it was never drained. I drained it to get the old gas out.

Maybe more experienced will answer this for you. I never took the screw all the way out , just loosened it enough to drain. Possibly it has a gasket of some sort on the end and went bad..........posibly.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:36 PM
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Floats in carb are probably stuck
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:03 PM
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floats and or needle and seat. that carb is going to probably need to be taken apart and clean
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thanks guys tons of help will probably take it apart tomorrow...and will let you know how it goes
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floats and or needle and seat. that carb is going to probably need to be taken apart and clean
Regarding the nipple that shawnboy87 mentioned and I replied about, is this nipple used for 2 things the over flow & drain? Should there be a hose connected at all times for a possible over flow problem?
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:15 PM
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The hose just keeps gas from spilling onto hot engine
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