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My 06 venture is leaking fuel from under the tank on left side about in line with the rear carbs, havent looked under there and fuel dosent hit the ground or heads

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  • kiaikid May 11, 2010

    Is there a petcock at the tank? Fuel can drip from anywhere along the line and appear to be coming from the carbs. My bike did that. I had to only tighten the petcock onto the tank.

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There's a fuel block under the tank that splits the single output from the petcock to four lines to the carburetors; a cracked or broken line or a damaged block could be the source of the leak. There's also a fuel level sensor on the underside of the tank that can leak and cause the same problem. A cheap diagnostic tool might show you the source of the leak:
mix powdered clothes detergent with water until it's a thin paste, add red (or any other bright color) food coloring to the paste, paint paste all over areas that may cause the leak (in this case, you'd paint all the fuel lines to the carburetors, and the entire underside of the tank). Drive until leaking gas is noted, check for missing colored paste.

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