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#1 Tecumseh power ONLINE  

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Posted March 17, 2016 - 08:43 PM

OK guys, I have an updraft flo jet on an 8hp briggs. I got a new needle and seat from bolens 1000, put all that good stuff in. Checked the float for sinking and holes. Have the float adjusted good . I am having fuel leaking out of the end of the intake . It is leaking around where the emulsion tube seats. What are you guys tricks for getting them to seal. I wouldn't care if it was mine I would just shut the gas off . Because it doesn't leak when running. But I'm doing it for someone else. Thanks.

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 04:49 AM

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 05:38 AM

Loctite or Permatex have a Teflon paste thread sealer in a small bottle with a brush.

Have had good luck applying that product to the tapered seat of the nozzle with a toothpick.

 

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 07:36 AM

I have a float in Walbro that I have checked 3 times and soldered twice.  Hot water check and all.  It will sit for 3 or 4 hours with the gas on and no leak.  Then start to use it and it starts running out the intake.  Check that float again.  I bet there is a crack in it some place that is real hard to find.  I ordered a new float but that is about a thing of the past also.


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 09:30 AM

Loctite or Permatex have a Teflon paste thread sealer in a small bottle with a brush.
Have had good luck applying that product to the tapered seat of the nozzle with a toothpick.
 
Garry

I'd it like the Teflon pipe dope they make?

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 11:58 AM

I'd it like the Teflon pipe dope they make?

It likely is. Fuel does not seem to bother it and looks like tape was used when you remove a fitting. In this application there is no chance of it getting to the holes in the nozzle.

 

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 12:30 PM

I did get it what I did was chuck some questions tips in my drill and put rubbing compound on them and just polished the heck out of where it seats




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