sachs seville leaking gas out exhaust. simple carb issue or more?

angry monkey /

Recently my Sachs Seville with the Bing 85/12/104 started throwing gas through the exhaust after shutdown. To the extent engine would almost be frozen next time I tried to start. Fuel petcock confirmed in off position. Fuel line pulled when sitting to make sure petcock isn't leaking. I've started running the engine with petcock off to use up inline fuel. Obviously I'm not a carb expert but is there one out there willing to enlighten the ignorant?

Re: sachs seville leaking gas out exhaust. simple carb issue or more?

Double Trouble Dan /

check float height and clean needle valve first.

Re: sachs seville leaking gas out exhaust. simple carb issue or more?

If cleaning doesn't seal it replace it with a new needle valve. The seal gets old and leaks.

Re: sachs seville leaking gas out exhaust. simple carb issue or more?

angry monkey /

Thanks. Doing a berrymans carb dip today. then I'll proceed with needle valve replacement. Thanks again.

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