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Author Topic: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking  (Read 649 times)

Offline datadavid

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #15 on: Jul 06, 2017, 15:33:50 »
I got the outside dry but I can still hear gas sloshing around on the inside... I shook it around trying to get it out but that didnt seem to work lol
Dont put a flame to it!

Offline Xs7501978

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #16 on: Jul 06, 2017, 15:41:18 »
Dont put a flame to it!
I think I should just risk it.

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #17 on: Jul 06, 2017, 20:07:30 »
Gasoline is as explosive as dynamite!
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Offline Xs7501978

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #18 on: Jul 06, 2017, 20:58:33 »
Gasoline is as explosive as dynamite!
Haha yeah ik but it this is Murcia we like dynamite here


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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #19 on: Jul 06, 2017, 23:44:28 »
An option is a low heat that would help the fuel in the float to evaporate. If you could get a heat source at about 100C and no flame that would be great. Now I think you are in Murcia Spain? Guess there would be plenty of sun at the moment. You could sit a piece of steel plate out in the sun with the float on it, the plate should get up very close to 100C. Once it is hot and the fuel starts to evaporate have a spray bottle with hot (so as to not chill the float instantly) soapy water and spray onto the float. Hopefully the evaporating fuel will create some bubbles so you can mark where the leak is. Then leave it to evaporate out all of the fuel before fixing.
 

Offline datadavid

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #20 on: Jul 07, 2017, 06:39:54 »
An option is a low heat that would help the fuel in the float to evaporate. If you could get a heat source at about 100C and no flame that would be great. Now I think you are in Murcia Spain? Guess there would be plenty of sun at the moment. You could sit a piece of steel plate out in the sun with the float on it, the plate should get up very close to 100C. Once it is hot and the fuel starts to evaporate have a spray bottle with hot (so as to not chill the float instantly) soapy water and spray onto the float. Hopefully the evaporating fuel will create some bubbles so you can mark where the leak is. Then leave it to evaporate out all of the fuel before fixing.
Sage advice👌

Offline Xs7501978

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #21 on: Jul 07, 2017, 12:42:11 »
Yah I bought a new float and it got here yesterday. I will do that that way i can have a spare/ just know how to fix it....now I gotta figure out why there is a lot of smoke coming out of the exhast+why its not starting as well as it was.😞

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #22 on: Jul 07, 2017, 16:14:40 »
Haha yeah ik but it this is Murcia we like dynamite here


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