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Hey everyone,

I'm pretty much brand new to the ATV game. I recently acquired a 2000 Xplorer 400 through a trade. It seems to run very well. Everything works well with one exception. It seems to drip fuel from a line that runs from the bottom of the carb. The line has a check valve but just runs out to the underside of the bike. By nature of the length and routing of the hose, the fuel drips into the heavy plastic skid plate which, if filled with snow, holds onto the stinky fuel and is really smelling up the garage. So much so that the smell is creeping into the house. My wife has begged me to do something about it.

This might be a silly question but, if after I'm done riding and I turn the fuel to the 'off' position and let the bike idle until it stalls out, will that prevent the fuel from dripping out of the line? Or, do I have a bigger issue on my hands that need to be addressed?

Thanks in advance for any and all help!
 

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posted this on your other thread

if your carb is leaking fuel this is almost always the culprit why....#27 is your needle valve and #30 the gasket. these get hard and brittle over time and must be replaced from time to time. #27 the needle valve is going to run you $45.43 and is size 2.5 and PN#3130495 and #30 the gasket is going to run you $0.61 and is PN# 3130047

turning off the fuel valve will limit if not stop the fuel leak when not using it and it does no damage at all if you always turn it off after your ride, although not neccesary when the carb is not leaking, just dont forget to turn it on



1 3130184 TOP ASM 1 Usage
2 3130496 SPRING, THROTTLE 1 Usage
3 3130027 PLATE 1 Usage
4 3130003 E RING(10) Substituted by 3130508 1 Usage
5 3130476 JET NEEDLE (6CEY6-3) 1 Usage
6 3130355 WASHER 1 Usage
7 3130199 HOLDER,GUIDE 1 Usage
8 3130006 SPRING,PLUNGER 1 Usage
9 3130328 PLUNGER ASM, STARTER 1 Usage
10 3130494 VALVE,THROTTLE,(1.5) (1.5) 1 Usage
11 3130429 NEEDLE JET ASM. (480) 1 Usage
12 3130596 RING,MAIN JET 1 Usage
13 3130436 SPRING,THROT.ADJ. 1 Usage
14 3130447 WASHER 1 Usage
15 3130009 SCREW,THROTTLE STOP 1 Usage
16 3130011 SCREW,AIR 1 Usage
17 3130012 SPRING,AIR ADJUST 1 Usage
18 3130066 JET,PILOT,#35(10) (#35) 1 Usage
19 3130025 SCREW & WASHER(10) 4 Usage
20 3130432 SCREW, GUIDE 1 Usage
21 3130239 O RING 1 Usage
22 3130124 JET,MAIN,HX.HD#210(10) (#210) 1 Usage
23 3130443 BOWL, FLOAT (350) 1 Usage
24 3130430 FLOAT ASM. 2 Usage
25 3130237 CAP,(10) 2 Usage
26 3130020 PACKING,FLOAT CHAMBER 1 Usage
27 3130495 NEEDLE VALVE ASM.(2.5) (2.5) 1 Usage
28 3130018 ARM,FLOAT 1 Usage
29 3130361 PIN, FLOAT 1 Usage
30 3130047 WASHER(10) 1 Usage
31 3130957 CARBURETOR ASM. (Incl. 1-31) 1 Usage
 
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