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Old 07-13-2020, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default update on leaking zenith carb

several days ago i asked for help on my leaking zenith crab and tried the suggestion that members sent in without sucess. in my original post i mentioned that the new valve body i put in was lower than what was in there. it took 2 washers to get it to the5/8 inch level but still leaked. When i purchased the valve body i also bought the shim washers so i put in a thin(grey)washer and that stopped the leaking. i was surprised that one thin washer would make that much difference. thanks for everyones help.
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Old 07-13-2020, 01:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: update on leaking zenith carb

I would be real surprised if it was the washer... more likely that the needle or ball finally seated ( or some debris moved out of the seat area)

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Old 07-13-2020, 02:36 PM   #3
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If the fuel level is too high in the bowl it could also be higher than the main jet or cap jet and that causes the fuel to flow out those two jets.
So lowering the level of the fuel could stop the leak.
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