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Had carbs on my GL 1100 rebuilt at Honda dealer a year ago. Worked fine until this year. Carbs keep overflowing into intake plenum, engine floods immediately upon starting. Have adjusted float levels, (one was out of adjustment), but problem persists. Help!! Thanks. Chuck Elton

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  • Chuck Elton May 26, 2010

    The info was helpful. I'm not doing the work myself, so will pass this on to my mechanic tomorrow.



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Sounds like either the floats are sticking or adjusted to high, or needle and seat need to be replaced or needle to high. These thing will cause the gas run in intake.

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  • Chuck Elton May 26, 2010

    Floats were checked and adjusted. Needles and seats were new last spring. Is it possible that ethanol in the fuel could have damaged needles or seats?

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield May 26, 2010

    Not likely that ethanol would do that. Unless you have rubber seals inside your carb. How far adjusted is the air/fuel ratio? How far is the cable adjustment? How about needle height?

  • Chuck Elton May 26, 2010

    All good questions. I will run them by my mechanic tomorrow. Thanks so much for your help.

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield May 26, 2010

    Not a problem. Thank You for using Fixya. Let me know how it goes.



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