Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Taylor Michigan (SE Mi.)
Thanks. I'm not worried about too much gas in the oil now, because I change filter and oil often. I'm more concerned that the damage may have already happened since bought in 2004 by previous owners if the carb has been leaking like this for very long! Plus i'm going to do something to make sure that the gas tank shutoff is set to the off position better, now that the tank is off to where i can see the gas leaking out and where that exact spot is at where it's totally off! A very slight movement on either side of off, dripps which could constantly put fuel pressure into carb!
Still my main concern is the carb and boots being sprayed or moistened with gas on outside of everything near and including the carb. The gaskets will be here soon and hopefully help, but if it doesn't, what can i do to track it down? I would really like to try and fix it, if possible before going to the expense of replacing seals then if it still leaks, having to take it all apart and then reorder seals again. It's really got me stumped. I keep thinking it's got something to do with the acc. pump boot that was ripped open, that seals dirt and water from getting into pump diaphram. could that possibly allow gas to squirt up through that opening where the acc. boot is missing and spray gas to the top of the carb, then drip down onto everything including the carb boots? When I manually pump gas from the acc. pump (now that i have it apart) I can't see any fuel squirting from the top of the accelerator rubber pump seal, but that might only happen once all the parts are put back together forcing more pressure to squirt up and out possible? There's no other parts that could mist/spray gas like that, is there?