Thanks. FWIW, I forgot to include that I have Grose Jets on these carbs.
Mike Janacek wrote:
> First thing to check is if the fuel is coming out the overflow, once you get
> the air cleaner(s) off. If so, the fuel needle is stuck open due to dirt or
> its seat is worn out. Assuming its dirt, one method of cleaning is to remove
> and plug fuel line or remove power from the pump, run the engine 'til out of
> fuel, and then reconnect the fuel line or reenergize the pump. The rush of
> fuel to refill the bowls usually will clear the dirt.
> '79B (SU equipped)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John J. Peloquin" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 11:30 AM
> Subject: Fuel leak near SU x-mac-creator="4D4F5353"
> > Dear MGBers,
> > I've tracked down the source of a fuel leak in my 1970 MGB-GT. After
> > arriving at work this morning and smelling LOTs of fuel on the way
> > there, I popped the hood/bonnet and had a look, expecting a leaking hose
> > or something like that. What I did see was fuel dripping from the rear
> > SU carb onto the heat shield, sizzling away. As I was not at my garage,
> > I didn't have the tools to take off the air cleaners and get a good look
> > at what was going on. Since the fuel leaks (two drops per second)
> > stopped within 5 minutes or less after I shut off the engine, I'm
> > assuming that whatever was in the float bowl was what was leaking out. I
> > know I haven't given you all much info on this, but I suspect this or
> > something similar has happened to others.
> > Have any of you any suggestions as to what's going on and how to fix it?
> > Please email me separately on this as well as posting to the group.
> > Thanks much
> > --
> > "Never ascribe to Malice that which is explained by Ignorance"
> > John J. Peloquin, Assistant Research Entomologist
> > Department of Entomology
> > University of California, Riverside. 92521
"Never ascribe to Malice that which is explained by Ignorance"
John J. Peloquin, Assistant Research Entomologist
Department of Entomology
University of California, Riverside. 92521
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