Thread: GAV leaking
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Old 08-20-2020, 05:48 AM   #6
Ed in Maine
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Default Re: GAV leaking

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You should also remove the float valve and wipe it off with Carb Cleaner, Lacquer Thinner or Acetone. Float valves are a problem area with the Model A. It is a good idea to install the small tubular filter into the inlet of the shutoff valve available from Synders and others. I also like a lower float level than 5/8 in. As long as the compensator jet remains flooded at all times, the 5/8 in. float level is not critical. With the float level at 5/8 in., the gas level in the cap and main jets is right at the top of the jets and if you park on a hill going up hill, the carb could leak into the street! I prefer 11/16 in. to 3/4 in. Good luck with your repair, Ed
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