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Hi Folks,

I have 2003 Honda Rancher 350 ES. It's been running great until after plowing a lot of snow my carb started leaking from the float bowl overflow. (I hope my terms are correct) I didn't have time to fix it myself (I work 48-hour shifts and we received over 3 feet of snow Please don't take my man card) I had Honda rebuild my carb for 220 dollars. YIKES Anyhow, it had to be done. I installed the rebuilt carb and it still leaks.

Any ideas???? I'll return it to Honda but until then.......HELP

Thanks,, Neal
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Yeah Neal

Draining out the bottom or the side?

There are four things that will cause a carb to drain out the bottom
A bad float needle
A bad float
Dirt in the fuel line that prevents the needle from seating
Bowl drain screw not seated

Check the bowl drain screw tight. If they replaced the float needle then replace the float.
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Did you try tightening the drain screw?

I would buy a new OEM float, and polish the needle seat with a cotton swab and carb cleaner. I simply rotate it several times to take off the oxidation
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