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  • #24448

    bish
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    I’m trying to resolve a fuel leak on my Cultmate it’s coming from where the fuel pipe from the tank bolts onto the bottom of the carb. I’ve tried pinching it tight but it still floods out has anyone got any ideas on how to fix it?

    #24452

    charlie
    Keymaster

    What carb is it? Does the banjo on the pipe have a fibre washer on both sides where it bolts to the carb? Have you tried new washers?

    #24454

    bish
    Participant

    It’s an Amal 124 I’ve changed the fibre washers between the bolts holding the bowl onto the carb body but it’s leaking from where the pipe bolts underneath the float bowl.

    #24455

    bish
    Participant

    This is a picture of a spare carb I bought it’s where the pipe bolts underneath is where it’s leaking from.

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    #24457

    ted20
    Participant

    two possibilities one thread on union or carb stripped two fibre washer between pipe and float chamber Dave

    #24458

    ted20
    Participant

    another thought is petrol running down pipe or above connection if flowing between pipe and union cut off end of pipe and use brake pipe flaring tool to put new collar on pipe Dave

    #24460

    charlie
    Keymaster

    It sounds as if the olive on the end of the pipe is worn or damaged, or the fitting in bottom of float bowl is damaged. Nut on pipe should pull olive on end of pipe up tight into the fitting on float bowl.

    #24461

    charlie
    Keymaster

    Another possibilty is joint between pipe and olive is cracked.

    #24512

    bish
    Participant

    Right solved the one problem and caused another. There was a split in the pipe so swapped that for a new pipe which fixed that leak however I now have fuel flooding out of the top of the carburettor float chamber. It’s pouring out of the tickler hole and there’s two small holes on the side of the chamber cap which look like they are supposed to be there but fuel is squirting out these holes at quite a pace? Could the position of the float have anything to do with this problem?

    #24513

    charlie
    Keymaster

    It could be float height or valve not closing on seat properly.

    #24514

    bish
    Participant

    Thanks for your reply Charlie would you know what sort of height the float should be?

    #24515

    charlie
    Keymaster

    I don’t have any information on the Amal 124 carb unfortunately. Valve on float should close before float chamber floods.

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