Filled the gas tank up (about 3/4 full). Pluued to start but it wouldnt start. When i tipped it back to move it, gas came out of a box (I'm guessing the carberator). Is it just a gasket that may need to be replaced or something more costly?
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Re: Gas leaking from tank/carb?
I would say your best bet will be to buy a carburetor kit and replace the gasket(s), needle valve, small screen, & diaphragm. The cost will be between $15-$20. Or, you could disassemble carb. and spray with carb. cleaner. Make sure the small screen is free of debris and clean the small portals with a Den Tek Brush, (used for cleaning between teeth). Reassemble, and try starting.
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If your fuel filter has no fuel perhaps you have a leak or loose gas fitting . try tighten all gas fittings from gas tank to carb.
If the gas tank is higher then the engine then it may be gravity fed (no fuel pump).If you do have a fuel pump the make sure it's in working order. Make sure there's no blockage in your fuel line.
check to see if gas running out of carberator also check your oil make sure gas is not in there if it is or fuel running out of carb replace needle and seat in carb check for cracked seam on gas tank also make sure fuel line not leaking
1. Drain the gasoline. 2. Remove the carb bowl(s) and turn on the petcock to drain the fuel in the lines. 3. Clean out the carb bowl(s) and replace. 4. Refill with gasoline, add 1 oz of Seafoam fuel system cleaner (I'm not a sponsor, I just haven't found anything better) to each gallon of gas. This will stabilize your fuel as well as do a great job of cleaning out the carb(s). 5. Try to start it.
If it still won't start, begin the standard troubleshooting procedure by first pulling a spark plug and turning it over to ensure gas is getting to the cylinder. If so, replace the plug, hold the plug wire slightly away from the plug and turn it over to ensure a spark jumps between the wire and plug. If so, it starts getting complicated. Buy a manual for the bike if you don't have one and follow the troubleshooting steps there.
after a year sitting idle chances are that the gas inside the carb has degraded and the carb will need cleaning also when you filled the tank did you remove any old fuel? if not the its contaminated with the old gas
give it a full service new feul clean carb clean air filter then it should start
Ok here are 2 possible solutions. 1. If you have a mower with a sediment bowl under the carb and flat paper air filter, try this. Drain gas from gas tank. Remove the screw that holds the air filter cover. Replace air filter is dirty. Remove the two or three screws that are holding the flat plastic back of air filter cover. Remove the little gasket that is between the flat plastic back and sediment bowl. Make sure you remove all of old gasket. Clean the area around the sediment bowl so it is free of dirt and grim. Use a 1/2 socket (usually) and remove the bolt on underside of the bulb. The remaining gas in the bowl and a little left in the tank will leak out. I let it all run out so if any water is in tank it emptys on its own. Remove the bowl and clean it out with clean rag or paper towel. Use some carb and choke cleaner to spray the carb. Reattach the bowl, and tighten the bolt making sure the ruber gasket between the bowl and carb is not twisted or you will have leaks. Install a new gasket between carb and air filter back replace 2 or 3 screws and air filter and cover. Refill with gas, prime it and then try and start it.
2. If your carb is located ontop of the fuel tank, remove the cross tip screws that hold carb to tank and get a new diaphram (fuel pump in a sense). Replace diaphram and reassemble in reverse. You will have to also remove the bolt that holds tank to motor and the little metal rod that goes from the govonor to the choke.
From what you stated I would think it is number 1.
it's probably leaking from the carb and down the cylinder into the crankcase. it is probably due to a stuck float in the carb. take the float bowl off and make sure it is clean. the float can also be full of gas not letting it float up and stop the gas flow. the carb will fill up and leak wherever it can which is likely the case
it could be that it has or is getting air in the tank in the form of vapors i know that it may seem unlikely but it does happen so next time that you go to fill up try opening up the tank cap while you go pay let ventilate and when you put the nozzle in do not shove it all the way in just enough for the vapor guard to cover the mouth and use the control of flow method.
Drain the carburetors. There should be a screw on the lower side of each carb float bowl. Remove the screw then replace it after the fuel drains. Remove the water trap bowl at the bottom of the petcock, (gas valve). Is there any water or trash in the bowl? Drain a cup of gas from the tank. Is there any water or trash in the cup? Dump it, clean it and re-mount it, (not all bikes have a water trap bowl). Turn the gas back on and wait a minute for the carbs to fill with gas. If the bike doesn't start and run properly then shut off the gas and remove the carburetors from the engine.
FOR EACH carb > Remove the float bowl and clean the entire carb with a spray carb cleaner from the auto parts store. Wear protective goggles to avoid getting spray in your eyes. Spray into all the little airways and fittings in the carb. Remove the idle screw and the air screw on the outside throat of the carb and spray into the screw holes as well. < < READ CLOSELY > > Be sure to put these two screws back in the same hole they came out of. IMPORTANT > do not tighten these two adjusters down. Only screw these in until they LIGHTLY seat. Now turn each adjuster one and one half turns outward. Put the rest of the carb back together, clean the air filter and install the carb. Install an in-line fuel filter. Let the float bowl fill then start the engine. This process should get you back on the road.
Also, sync the carbs such that the slides on both carbs move at the same exact instant when the gas is slowly increased from idle speed. Please rate this solution. Thanks!
Carb. float must be stuck open. First if you have no fuel in the tank it must all be in the crankcase.Drain the oil and refill and also check the carb as the float has to be sticking open. Hope this will help you. Donnyb60