Carb Leaking (have not even started the bike)

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by shocker, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. shocker

    shocker New Member

    I just assembled a 80cc motor kit onto my bicycle and hooked up the fuel line. Once I poured gas into the tank and it went down the hose, the carb starting leaking. What am I doing wrong? Did I skip a step? Someone please help

  2. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Is the carburetor level with the engine clamped in the frame?

    If it is, remove the fuel bowl and make sure the float and needle valve are ok.

    Sometime tapping the primer button rapidly will fix the problem without opening anything up. (worth a try)
  3. bseelbach

    bseelbach New Member

    Make sure your drain screw at the bottom is tight and that there is a red washer in it.

    Check to make sure the float is not defective and filled with gas.

    Mistakes happen- ensure the carb is right side up- bowl on bottom.
  4. madman

    madman New Member

    I've had five kits and everyone leaked gas out the carb when I first gassed them up. If I pushed the primer button several times they quit leaking.