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Hi everyone. I just fired up my atv. First time since fall. It ran great for about five minutes then gas started pouring out of the overflow for the carb. Any ideas on what this could be? I shut it off, waited a while, and it happened again right off. Thanks!!
 

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Welcome to the forums! I'm sure some others will be along to chime in as well but I'm going to guess you need to remove the carb and clean it real well. Probably float stuck.
 

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^^^^^Agreed........and welcome!
 

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Agree^^^^!!Welcome to the forums.
 

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Yeah, I agree with the other guys. Your carb needs to be taken off and cleaned good. The float is stuck open on it. Clean your needle valve and needle valve seat. Be best to clean the whole thing while you got it apart.
 

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Thanks guys. I bought this quad new and this is the first issue I have had with it. Have not ridden it much the last few years. Hope to turn that around this summer.
 

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I got to cleaning the carb last weekend. I could not believe all the gunk that was in there. It runs like new now... Thanks everyone!!
 

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When you put it away for a while, shut the gas off and then let the engine run until the engines shuts off. That will keep the carb from getting gunked up.

I shut mine off everytime I use it, even if only sitting for a week or 2.
 

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When you put it away for a while, shut the gas off and then let the engine run until the engines shuts off. That will keep the carb from getting gunked up.

I shut mine off everytime I use it, even if only sitting for a week or 2.
There is also a drain plug on the bottom of the carb. bowl to remove and drain the gas as well. Glad you have it fixed!
 

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I'd have to take the side panels off and then catch the gas so it didn't make a smelly mess, so it's easier to let it just run out of gas. :)
 

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When you put it away for a while, shut the gas off and then let the engine run until the engines shuts off. That will keep the carb from getting gunked up.

I shut mine off everytime I use it, even if only sitting for a week or 2.
Yeah, I agree with Pain and Sub. That's how I do mine when it's going to be sitting for any length of time. Glad you got it fixed.
 
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