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Solex carb

Post by Bamfordlad on Fri Feb 05 2010, 22:59

Hi, got a solex carb on my eg1 which when the fuel tap is turned on seems to leak petrol all over what is the best way to stop it. its not poring out but the carb gets wet all over the bottom 1/2.

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Re: Solex carb

Post by Lister John on Sat Feb 06 2010, 09:32

Could it be a fibre washer gone? Or petrol tracking down the pipe caused by a leaky tap?

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Re: Solex carb

Post by Bamfordlad on Sat Feb 06 2010, 12:16

the tap is not leaking the pipe is dry. the end of the pipe that fits to the carb has had new washers (red cardboardy things) and there is no visible leak. it appears to be coming out of the join were the bowl meets the top bit.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 06 2010, 14:01

Was going to say try flattening off the carb joints and some new gaskets.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 06 2010, 16:50

Have you any pics of the carb and where its leaking from.

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Re: Solex carb

Post by Villiers on Sat Feb 06 2010, 22:15

Sounds like the float needle isn't shuting the fuel off when the carb is full, if that is the case, undo the two screws on the top, above the float there is a little needle that fits into a brass nut like bit, give this a twist, grinding paste might help then clean everything up and re assemble.

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