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79 pontiac firebird with fuel leek.

Hey i have a 79 pontiac firebird which had carb issues. it was taken apart cleaned from top to bottom and a overhual kit was used. now after replacing it back onto the care it leaks fuel from the left and right sides.

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  • kithlok Dec 05, 2008

    Hi, thanks again for the help that fixed alot of the issues, tho now it seems to be stalling out at every stop. will the nightmare carb ever end.

  • kithlok Dec 06, 2008

    of that i am unsure. however a friend informed me that it may just be a pcv valve, it was replaced, and seems to not be stalling out now.

  • kithlok Dec 10, 2008

    final question. the idle was set befor we fixed the carb and now every attempt at tuning it fails short i.e if its back off a bit it will run to low or brought up a hair it eventually runs to high.



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If it is leaking fuel there are most likely 2 issues, one check the float level, 2, the air horn is warped or the body of the carb is warped, done 100's and these are the only issues I have ever seen.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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    yadayada Dec 05, 2008

    is this a Q-jet OEM carb



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