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Old 06-23-2013, 10:16 PM
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Zenith Carburetor issue

Anyone know why my front Zenith Carburetor is pouring gas out a the top hole seems like gas should not be coming out this hole? See photo It then floods out and die's. I had Carbs rebuilt about 5 years ago professionally.

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:23 AM
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Probably the needle valve is stuck in the open position. You probably need to take it apart and either change it or make sure the float is adjusted properly.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:18 AM
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With the ethanol in today's fuel it is more important to run the car regularly to prevent these sorts of issues. The ethanol in the gas absorbs moisture from the air. It does sound like the needle and seat have stuck open. I drive my car at least 2 - 3 days a week and use a little "demoisturizer" like Stabil with every tank.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:52 PM
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The float was stuck, Thank you all and thank you to my friend Thomas

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