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Re: Leaking petrol!!

To: (mgs)
Subject: Re: Leaking petrol!!
From: (Todd Mullins)
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 1996 13:27:37 -0500 (CDT)
Philippe Tusler writes:
> As others have already pointed out, the shut-off needle in your float-bowl
> is not stopping the flow of fuel to the bowl. This could happen for a
> couple of reasons.  1) the needle is stuck.  This can happen with either
> standard needles or Grose jets.  2) the float has sprung a leak and no
> longer floats.

A third reason is too much fuel pressure, such as that produced by most
aftermarket fuel pumps.  Ask me how I know.

SU carbs are happiest with SU pumps.


Todd "It's for sale, you know" Mullins    On the lovely Mississippi (USA) Coast

"I could go at any time..."

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