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my fuel bowl screw was not leaking.* i took off the carb., cleaned it, put it back together and put it on the bike and now it is leaking.* i have tried different screws off of other carbs and it still leaks.* not a lot, but it has a almost steady drip to it.* i don't know what to do it.* anyone know any tricks?
 

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Is it the bottom cap or the overflow screw?
 

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I'd say you need a rebuild kit.Something is causing it to over flow.
 

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I think he's talking about the drain tube, not the overflow tube. The screw is suppose to cut the drain off and when you loosen it, the fuel is supposed to drain out the drain tube. I had one that leaked like that before. It didn't matter how tight you tightened the screw, it would still leak. It didn't leak that bad, so I never fixed it. I just turned the gas off on the tank when I wasn't riding it. I really don't know how to fix this, other than getting a new bowl. Silicone or something around the screw might would work if the gas wouldn't dissolve it or if it didn't break loose on the inside and stop your carb up. The last thing you want on the inside of a carb is silicone.
 

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Yeah, JB Weld should work if you don't ever want to use the drain screw again. That shouldn't really be a problem, though. I don't think I have ever used one of those drain screws. If I want to get the gas out of the carb bowl for storage, I just cut the valve off on the fuel tank and run the 4-wheeler to it starts to die and then put the choke on and run it until it quits and won't start back. If I need to drain the bowl because of bad gas, then, I usually just take the carb off and clean it anyway.
 

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agree^^^^ I think theres an O-ring in the bottom of the seat I have looked at the digram though
 

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The one that I had that leaked had an O-ring. I replace the O-ring with a new one and it still leaked. I took the screw all the way out and cleaned back in the hole good in case there was debris in there and it still leaked. I never did get it fixed. I just turned the gas off on the tank when I wasn't riding it.
 

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You should always turn the gas off anyways.Why do you think there is a shutoff.
 

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You should always turn the gas off anyways.Why do you think there is a shutoff.

Yeah, you're supposed to, but I hardly ever do unless I'm not going to be riding for a few days. I don't do it every time, because where I live I don't have to haul it anywhere to ride and I just jump on it all the time throughout the day and take off. I hardly ever drive a vehicle, unless I have to go a long way or unless it's real cold outside.
 

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You should always turn the gas off anyways.Why do you think there is a shutoff.

Yeah, you're supposed to, but I hardly ever do unless I'm not going to be riding for a few days. I don't do it every time, because where I live I don't have to haul it anywhere to ride and I just jump on it all the time throughout the day and take off. I hardly ever drive a vehicle, unless I have to go a long way or unless it's real cold outside.
You must live in WV.
 

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You should always turn the gas off anyways.Why do you think there is a shutoff.

Yeah, you're supposed to, but I hardly ever do unless I'm not going to be riding for a few days. I don't do it every time, because where I live I don't have to haul it anywhere to ride and I just jump on it all the time throughout the day and take off. I hardly ever drive a vehicle, unless I have to go a long way or unless it's real cold outside.
You must live in WV.
I live in Kentucky.
 

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I watched a show about a great riding place in KY. Bell Co you ever go there and ride? It looked like a fun place to ride.
Yeah, Bell County is the next county over. There's good trails all around here in every county. I can actually ride to 3 or 4 surrounding counties without having to haul my 4-wheeler. Bell county just gets more publicity, because it's a designated trail. We have another trail close by in a wildlife reserve called the Diamond Trail. It goes around the ridge tops through about 3 counties, Bell County being one of them. You have to have a riding permit for it and ain't allowed off the trail, because of the wildlife reserve. Riding permit is $30 per year.
 

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Thats got to be nice to have that at your back door. I got to haul mine and i would say several of our members have to haul for a good trail ride.
 

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Yeah, it's a good place to live if you like 4-wheeler riding. Around here everyone has at least one 4-wheeler. I have owned and ridden 4-wheelers since they came out in 1984. My first 4-wheeler was an '84 TRX200. It had 10 gears + reverse. 5 gears in high and 5 gears in low.
 

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I don't have to load up to go for a ride.I have the abondoned sand plant next to me.
 
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