Carburetor Problem

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by captbob43, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. captbob43

    captbob43 New Member

    I have a chinagirl motorized bike with a NT carburetor and I could not get it to idle down. Apparently there was an air leak where the carb neck entered the head intake tube. The only way I could fix this was to use gasket cement on the connection then tighten the compression clamp over this. Now I cannot get it to start at all. Cleaned the plug but not even a putt-putt. Any suggestion are appreciated.

  2. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze Active Member

    Remove the drain screw in the bottom of float bowl, to see if you've got fuel. If not, the float is stuck, or the valve at the tank is not flowing. Good luck, these things can be baffling sometimes.
  3. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Could you not have used an o-ring up against the inside lip, or the inside step in the carburettor body, where the intake tube fits into the carburettor?
  4. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    and at other times, they can prove to be a f*#king nightmare; on a good day!
  5. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Simple first thing to try:
    Pull your plug out, shut the fuel off, and pedal the bike around the block with clutch out to blow out an pool of fuel in you engine case, this happens more than you would think and this one simple thing fixes it with no harm.