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Fuel I have a 03 ACE Delux. Its starts but it is dumping fuel out the overflow line?

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Hi ...... Sounds like debris in the carb bowl, tap the bowl with a wooden hammer shaft and check to see if it's helped. If not switch off petrol at tank and drain carb. Retry switching on. If that fails take bottom of carb off and check float hasn't split .......... never seen one that has in over 30 years.
Let us know how you get on.

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