Hello All. I was enjoying my moped until now. Since I have had the bike, it has dripped a little from the float bowl on the carb. I tore the floate bowl off the other day to clean out the jet. The float bowl gasket was the original and was hard and dried, almost like damp cardboard. I am surprised it held up this long. Anyway, after cleaning the jet, checking the float needle and all that crap, I put everything back together. The carb now leaks badly where the float bowl gasket is located. I went to Hagerstown Moped, about 1.5 hours from my house in Western Maryland. I bought a new gasket there, for $3.00, that looks more like a small rubber band than the original gasket. It is rounded instead of flat and doesn't seem to seal the float bowl.
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My guess is that I need a flat one, like the original, to get a proper seal. Anyone here have one that I can buy or can tell me for sure that it will be an original part if I get it from the net at www.puch.net or mopedjunkyard.com? Who knew a 3 dollar scrap of rubber could be so menacing! By the way, the carb is a 12 millimeter Bing.