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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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honda fourtrax 300 4x4 carb problem

so I had gas pouring out my over flow line on the bowl of my carb so i guessed it was my needle sticking allowing a constant flow of gas. so i cleaned my carb out put it all back to geather and started it up and it ran better than ever for a while then it started to pour out gas again. so could it be anything else or do i need to clean my carb again?

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Need to clean the carb again, the float needle is still sticking open. The only other thing that could cause gas to leak out the carb bowl overflow hose is if the carb bowl drain screw was linking, but I doubt it. Sounds like the float needle is sticking open to me.

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ok i clean it again...whats the best stuff to soak it in...would gas work?

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try carb cleaner, or rare occasions at work we soak stuff in brake kleen.
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ok i clean it again...whats the best stuff to soak it in...would gas work?
No, gas won't work. I wouldn't soak it for just the float needle. I would just use carb cleaner and clean the float needle real good and clean the needle seat real good. Clean the needle seat out with a Q-tip soaked in carb cleaner and make sure there's no debris down in there where the needle seals. Also, make sure the tip of the float needle isn't damaged. Look at the sides of the float needle and make sure the sides aren't corroded as this can cause the needle to stick. If there's corrosion on the side of the needle, use sandpaper to lightly sand it off, but don't take any material off the sides of the needle.

Before you put the carb back on, turn the carb upside down and blow through the fuel inlet hose. You shouldn't be able to blow through it with the carb upside down. The weight of the float will seal the float needle if it's clean and you won't be able to blow through the carb when it's upside down. Then, turn the carb right side up and you should be able to blow through the hose.

If you do decide to soak it, get the carb cleaner in a gallon can. You can get it at any auto parts store and it has a basket in it to put the carb in to soak it. If you soak it, don't forget to remove all the rubber and plastic parts as carb cleaner will dissolve them.

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You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

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