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Carburator problem,18 H.P Vangard V-Twin(350777-1113-E1)

The carburator on my 18 H.P Vangard V-Twin(350777-1113-E1) is spewing fuel. There is a port on the left side below the fuel intake. This seems to be a direct access to the float bowl. Upon running the fuel is streaming out of this port(just started all of a sudden). When I put my finger over the port to stop the gas flow the engine starts sputtering. I do not recall any hose or other type of connection, exploded parts view from the Briggs and Stratton web site does not show this side or any greater detail. Any suggestions

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  • Bob Mel May 05, 2012

    My engine just started doing the same thing last night. Identicle engine and code!
    YELP!!! Cannot figure out wha this leaking hole is!
    Bob

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It sounds like the needle valve is stuck open. This is connected to the float, and when the bowl gets low the float pulls this needle out of its seat and allows fuel to run in. Sometimes tapping on the bowl can resolve this. The needle is usually made of brass and can become corroded from water or from sitting or wintering over. if you take the bowl off you could also clean this up if tapping a little does not resolve the issue.

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OH MY!
I have the same exact problem that started yesterday on the same motor and code!
Does anybody know what is causing this?
Bob

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