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Old 03-08-2005, 05:18 PM
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Carb Problem

My carb seems to have excess gas dripping into the bowl when it is shutdown. It dripps so much gas after shutting down that the carb actually will start to leak out onto the engine. But the boat seems to be running very well? Any thoughts to this problem.
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:24 PM
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I’m not a mechanic but my first thought would be that that’s not right.. What year/motor/carb??

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Old 03-08-2005, 05:30 PM
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Sorry, I specialize in hot stalls. But I agree with Mark that those are not favorable symptoms.
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:32 PM
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As with Mark, I'm not a mechanic - though do tinker some with my MasterCraft and an old Pontiac Convertible.

I expect you've got a Holley carb. of some type. I suspect your problem is with the floats in the carb, either stuck or set wrong, or the fuel pressure from your fuel pump is too high.

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Old 03-08-2005, 07:23 PM
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Sounds like a stuck float or needle valve.
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by skilew
It dripps so much gas after shutting down that the carb actually will start to leak out onto the engine. ....... Any thoughts to this problem.
As has been said, it sounds like the float. In any case, due to the potential for a fire in the engine box, you should get it taken care of ASAP.
Keep that blower running!
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:37 PM
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Hey

Did we ever figure out what kind of boat we are fixin here
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:26 AM
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It is a Holley carb on a 1993 Ford 351. I agree that it sounds like a float problem so how do I adjust. Does the carb have to be completely rebuilt?
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:31 AM
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The orginal carb on the 93 era is known to have issues and many have replaced it with a different carb. Doug, East Tx Skier and others with 93's, will be able to give you info on this.
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:38 AM
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I noticed something similar to this on my '91 with the 351 engine. Milkmania had this probelm and he just replaced some gaskets in the carb (see the post for more details). I forget what the thread was, I think it was under "Cadilac LQ9 piece of S*#T". I just noticed this on mine, I cleaned everything up but haven't had a chance to run it since, to monitor any leaks. I'd be curious to hear what you find the problem to be though and what the fix is. I keep hearing people having problems with the Holley carb on the '91 and similar year 351 engines.
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