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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel leaking out of bottom of Carb

New to the Forum! So recently I brought my scrambler 500 home to work on it over the winter. I noticed very strong gas fumes filling up my garage and house. I figured it was my gas cap since its missing the plastic piece over the gauge but taping that didnt help.

When I looked at my Carb i noticed the lower head was completely soaked in gas! It was leaking from that little silver nipple whenever I would shake the Quad. Check the pics out for more detail. There was nothing on the end of that little nipple so I added a tube and a screw to stop it from leaking and stinking up my house. Can someone please tell me what this is and why it is leaking? Is there supposed to be a tube connected to it?

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The thing thats leaking(Note the added tube)
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First, welcome to the board.

Its either your floats are stuck inside the bowl, or you needle seat needs to be replaced.
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Its either your floats are stuck inside the bowl, or you needle seat needs to be replaced.
OR as in my case, the screw for the drain was over tightened. I rebuilt the carb on mine, replaced the needle and seat and it still leaked... A 2.45 cent screw fixed the problem.!!

LOL

BTW< there is supposed to be a hose on it. It runs down the the swing arm where it drains to the ground.

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I figured it would involve something like that. How hard is it to rebuld one of these? My local RoyalDistributing sells the complete Rebuilt kit for $26.99 so I would consider doing it myself.
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First, welcome to the board.

Its either your floats are stuck inside the bowl, or you needle seat needs to be replaced.
OR as in my case, the screw for the drain was over tightened. I rebuilt the carb on mine, replaced the needle and seat and it still leaked... A 2.45 cent screw fixed the problem.!!

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Hmm lol. Did yours drip when you moved or shook the quad like mine? Where did you get the screw from?
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Alright Thanks! For the time being do you think its safe to drive with it plugged?
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There is that possiblility too, but you dont see it too often, especially if you havent touched it since before it started leaking.

Check with the rebuild kits. Probably not a bad idea to do at this point anyway, but most complete rebuild kits will not include floats or the needle seat. the needle seat alone usually runs $20-$30 by itself.

familiar with carbs at all?
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There is that possiblility too, but you dont see it too often, especially if you havent touched it since before it started leaking.

Check with the rebuild kits. Probably not a bad idea to do at this point anyway, but most complete rebuild kits will not include floats or the needle seat. the needle seat alone usually runs $20-$30 by itself.

familiar with carbs at all?
The description says it "Includes all necessary Gaskets, O-Rings, Float Valve assembly or Float needles and Jets to Rebuild one O.E.M Carb"

Not sure if it would include that or not.

I will try the little screw for now, But yeah I do agree with you on it needing a rebuild anyways. It's 10 years old so it wouldnt be a bad idea.

I work at a place who work with powersport Carbs alot so I could get it done there.
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So I pulled the Screw out and it looks like the tip of it is broken off.



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