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Bought this a few years back, rebuild the carb no issues that I know of.

Muffler rotted out so I replaced it with the fo4 from tractor supply so I decided it was a good idea to freshen the carb up again and rejet it for the exhaust since I originally had put high elevation jets in when I got it.

I ordered another shindy carb kit from eBay and rebuilt it. It runs good but now when I rock the atv side to side I have fuel pouring out the bottom of the fuel bowl.

Only thing I can come up with is the needle isn't sealing properly and the carb has too much fuel in the bowl.

Any other ideas?
 

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drain screw tight ?, float needle seat needs cleaning.
 

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Drain screw is tight, just checked.

I'll have to pull the float bowl off and inspect the needle seat.

I dipped the body in chem dip, flushed with water and then used compressed air on everything to dry it up.
 

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Drain screw is tight, just checked.

I'll have to pull the float bowl off and inspect the needle seat.

I dipped the body in chem dip, flushed with water and then used compressed air on everything to dry it up.
take some carb cleaner ( I use gum out )..make sure no rubber is near where your gonna spray !!, it's best to spray the q-tip, then quickly poke it down in the float seat, give it a few twist, walla !. NEVER FLUSH A CARB WITH WATER !!.
 

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You used Berrymans chem dip? Great stuff but you still have to cleAn out the passages. Since you’re gonna have to take it back apart anyway, get some swabs and pipe cleaners and see if you can get it any cleaner. Don’t use anything abrasive on the valve seat because they are practically irreplaceable. The swab is enough

Does your carb look like this one from ‘86? Make sure you didn’t bind the baffle on the bowl stem
I got this carb from a salvage yard
 

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Drain screw is tight, just checked.

I'll have to pull the float bowl off and inspect the needle seat.

I dipped the body in chem dip, flushed with water and then used compressed air on everything to dry it up.
take some carb cleaner ( I use gum out )..make sure no rubber is near where your gonna spray !!, it's best to spray the Q-tip, then quickly poke it down in the float seat, give it a few twist, walla !. NEVER FLUSH A CARB WITH WATER !!.
This seat cleaning with Q tip works for me also. Pay attention to the color of the first time
Q tip swab. Keep doing this with clean Q tips until the cotton comes out very clean. Sometimes the Q tip and seat is gummy and takes several cleaning cycles. If it works ok for awhile then starts leaking again replace the fuel lines that is between the fuel filter and the carb (old lines are shedding internally)) and make sure the float level is not little bit on the high fuel level side for the carb bowl.

I've started doing the Q tip seat cleaning on all carb's when re-building if I do not replace the needle and seat.:wink
 

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Yes I used chemdip. Directions said to rinse with water and use compressed air to dry.

I don't know if the needle was bad or what but with my aging eyes I couldn't see anything wrong with it.

I cleaned it all up again, the seat was clean when I used qtips on it. Thing still leaked when shaking the atv.

Finally gave up and tossed in the old needle which I still had on the work bench. And no fuel spillage when I shake the atv. Reset the idle and pilot jet and it runs good now.
 

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Yes I used chemdip. Directions said to rinse with water and use compressed air to dry.

I don't know if the needle was bad or what but with my aging eyes I couldn't see anything wrong with it.

I cleaned it all up again, the seat was clean when I used qtips on it. Thing still leaked when shaking the atv.

Finally gave up and tossed in the old needle which I still had on the work bench. And no fuel spillage when I shake the atv. Reset the idle and pilot jet and it runs good now.
good deal, ty for the update !.
 
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