View Full Version : Leaky carb

PI Guy
11-07-2006, 04:21 PM
When I turn my Rover off after it's been running for a little while( just in the driveway, working on it) gas seems to be leaking from the carberator. If you're standing by the driverside wing looking at the engine it's on the back side of the carb dripping off of some sort of linkage(not good with carbs.........yet) only about a drop every couple of seconds. My uneducated guess is that it's coming out between the gasket and the bowl? It stops after a while so I determined that it's only happening when pressure is generated, but again I know nothing about it. So what do you guys think?

11-07-2006, 06:44 PM
Sounds like my old leaky Solex carburator, while running very well it was always leaking. I'm pretty sure our host sells rebuilt kits which will most likely stop the leaking issues. But you also have the option of spending your money towards a weber carb which should be a little bit less troubles. Just my 2 cts.... what carb do you have should be the first question.

PI Guy
11-08-2006, 04:18 PM
It's a Weber.

PI Guy
11-10-2006, 04:04 PM
Shameless bump, hopefully for some more advice.

11-10-2006, 05:15 PM
Floats out of adjustment?

11-14-2006, 12:14 AM
Float too high and gasket is probably scored. Lower float, new gasket.

PI Guy
11-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Alright 2 of the same in a row, I guess I'll start there. Thanks guys.