Most of our old engines will leak without fuel shutoffs. Most came with factory fuel shutoffs (some in inconvenient locations). Most of the time after I go thru the carbs they don't leak or leak very little for a long while....Then it happens,suddenly,usually very inconveniently. Last week I had 3 good running,normally non leakers decide to leak all in the same week. Including a Honda that I hadn't had to shut the fuel off on in two years. One decided it would even leak with the fuel shutoff turned off. Guess I need to buy some new shutoffs.
Edited by rustyoldjunk, September 10, 2015 - 12:49 PM.