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Old 01-27-2017, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Carb gasket wicking gas

I recently had my Holley 94 double barrel carb rebuilt. Seems to be working fine. I have noticed that the upper gasket is damp with gas, more toward the front above the bowl than the rear of the carb. I have made sure that the bolts are tight. Anyone seen this? Is the a fix? The shop that did the rebuild has been doing these carbs for years. I will be in touch with them. Anyone want to weigh in.
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Carb gasket wicking gas

Float setting may be a bit high.
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: Carb gasket wicking gas

Could be the top was not tightened evenly at some point in time warping the top.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:41 AM   #4
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Default Re: Carb gasket wicking gas

After you find out why you have such an abundance of gasolene, apply a thin layer of this to both sides of your gasket. Buy the tube.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ezturnlube.php
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:01 AM   #5
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Fuel lube is good for radiator and gas cap gaskets also. Makes them easier to turn.

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