whats gasket maker works good

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by wbuttry, May 9, 2011.

  1. wbuttry

    wbuttry Member

    i have a gas leak in my carberator bowl is there a gasket maker that works good around gas and doesnt melt i would really love to get it fixed it leaks around the top of the bowl and i also wanna make sure there is no air leaks around the intake. all ideas would be appreciated thank you.....:evilgrin:

  2. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    no, you should just get a new float bowl gasket if the gasket is leaking.
    but, if the float bowl gasket is leaking, then your float is set too high. gas should never come up to the edges of the bowl inside.
    when the bowl is full, you shoudl be able to remove it without having gas spill or leak out. the gas should be below the gasket in the bowl.
  3. wbuttry

    wbuttry Member

    one there is no gasket there 2 all of my carbs leaked gas around the edges and my float is as low as it will go. thats why i want gasket maker and i think my screws that hold on the bowl are stripped or something to that effect they dont tighten up that tite and they just turn and thats it so gasket maker would do me good ....-
    Last edited: May 10, 2011
  4. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

    Just get a roll of gasket material that's rated for gas use. Pop into an auto shop and tell them what you're looking for. Any compound you find in a tube will not cut the mustard.
  5. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    Seals All is gas proof.... I can vouch for this first hand

    One shot deal though as it will be extremely hard to get off once it sets
  6. wbuttry

    wbuttry Member

    worth a shot anything is a worth a try
  7. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

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  8. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Exacto knife and a cereal box.
  9. olow

    olow Member

    im with all the posts have a good day but dont or use gasket maker or sealer if ur carb leaks and its standing upright its the FLOAT
  10. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

    Without a gasket at all it's just vibration causing fumes and the fumes come out where the gasket should be. It's not a float - it's that he's got NO gasket.
  11. SmileyRivet

    SmileyRivet New Member

    Seal all is good stuff, I've repaired holes in a gas tank with seal all and a piece of paper, while the gas was running out. Good ****.
  12. wbuttry

    wbuttry Member

    where do you get it at i wold love to fix them all i got three carbs doing the same thing...
  13. HI Wbuttry i use gaskat material and red rtv and then i put red locktite on the srcews i have the same bull**** on 4 of my nt carbs but this stop the leaks for me
  14. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    I bought SEALS ALL at my local Lowes in the glue section
  15. hi wbuttry i get at a auto part store locttite superflex red high temp rtv its good up to 500F i use it on all my gaskats high stength threadlocker red for all my bolts & screws gasket material
    works nice on carbs i also put rubber o-ring in the carb were it go's on the intake and a rubber o-ring on top of the carb were the cable screws in it's ben 6 months now no leaks and no vacum leaks
  16. olow

    olow Member

    if all three carbs are doing the same thing are u sure ur carbs are sitting straight as that will let it leak
  17. wbuttry

    wbuttry Member

    well what it is when i turn my fuel on i can set there and after a few minutes it starts dripping around the top of the bowel and if i lean my bike on it's kick stand it pours out of it and my bolts are tite on my bowl and the gaskets that i found for them are secure in fact i ordered new gaskets for all my carbs and they all still do the same thing all of them i even lowered the float arm so as to have less gas in the bowel waste of time i hate these carbs i wish they would come up with a more reliable engine kit put carbs on like weed eaters have so i half to make absolutely sure it is off or the whole tank of gas will be on the bloody ground.
  18. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Something has to be mis-adjusted with your carbs. Either that or there is something wrong inside the carburetor with the contact point where the float needle seals against the needle seat. That said.... the same issue with 3 diferent carbs!?!
    Dude you should play the lottery with the odds that you are getting!
    I have 2 engines in bikes and 3 carbs and none of them do that.
    What kind of fuel filter are you running? Not running a quality in-line fuel filter can cause what you are describing due to crud getting into the float valve and sticking it slightly open.
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  19. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

    I don't get how you've got no gasket - what happened to it? Why don't you get some for a dollar or two from a retailer? Why don't you cut your own from gasket material?

    With all the issues you're having with your carb, I wouldn't use something that makes it really hard to take it off to work on it later, cause you're probably going to have to get back inside when you realize that the gasket isn't the problem.