Re: Collapsed float?!

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on May 12, 2018 at 06:20:57 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Collapsed float?! posted by Rusty 2N on May 11, 2018 at 19:09:22:

I'm assuming you mean the gasket between the two carb halves and not the gasket between the carb and manifold intake. How did you determine the gasket needed replacing, was it leaking? What did you do to the carb a few weeks ago when you had it off? A rebuild? I always put new gaskets on when the carb is off anyway mainly because they come in a new carb kit anyway. By collapsing now, is it because the float has gotten fuel in it? Or is it due to the setting/gage height wasn't right? Air wouldn't cause sagging or collapsing but, sometimes guys take their air guns and blast compressed air into the fuel inlet port to try and clean out ant dirt and that could damage the float. Once you get a pinhole in the float, gas will get in it ad weigh it down so it can't 'float' anymore. Have you installed a new float and set it?

Tim Daley(MI)

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