Honda hobbit leaking fuel from carb

Jessie Paull /

I installed a new carb in my hobbit, turned on the fuel and it starts spitting fuel from the circled orifice

I'm kinda new to this stuff; I've never seen this happen and have no idea why it is. Any suggestions?

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Re: Honda hobbit leaking fuel from carb

That's an overflow outlet .

The float valve is stuck open . Try whacking the bowl with a screwdriver handle . Hit with authority .

If that doesn't do it , you'll have to pull the carb . Remove the bowl and manually move the float and needle . While in there , pull the float and needle , inspect for any tip flaws and polish the needle seat with q tips and brasso or toothpaste . Clean it well and reassemble .

Re: Honda hobbit leaking fuel from carb

Jessie Paull /

Thanks - after pulling the carb and inspecting everything it looks like 1) the float spring was a little bent and 2) I previously installed the float bowl backwards. Doh. No more overflowing now, though. (edited)

Re: Honda hobbit leaking fuel from carb

> Jessie Paull Wrote:

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> Thanks - after pulling the carb and inspecting everything it looks like

> 1) the float spring was a little bent and 2) I previously installed the

> float bowl backwards. Doh. No more overflowing now, though.

Good . Not the backwards thing , the doing it right thing . ;)

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