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Gas pouring into carberator

Gas pouring into carburator

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The float has the needle wide open letting fuel just flow. The float keeps the needle seated into a hole by "floating". try taking off the bowl and see if the needle is out or it may be a good idea to put in a new one. $5 for a kit.

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