Gas in the air cleaner housing


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Boardbound
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Gas in the air cleaner housing

Postby Boardbound » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:53 pm



Gentleman,
I need some advise. I have a 1997 1500 Goldwing SE. The bike runs great but stinks from raw fuel. I pulled the aircleaner out to take a look at the hoses around the carbs and there was a pool of gas in the air cleaner housing. Looks like it may be coming up from the tube joint. Any ideas how to correct this?
Also I was wondering if the gas tank is suppose to pressure up a little bit when the bike is driven? Because mine does.

Thanks for any input you an give me.



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Re: Gas in the air cleaner housing

Postby ct1500 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:06 pm

Unlikely it is raw gas and if it is you got a problem which needs correcting. A soupy mix of oil, condensation and residual blow by gases is what is usually there.

The fuel tank is designed to hold a slight pressure and is normal.
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Re: Gas in the air cleaner housing

Postby Boardbound » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:44 pm

Thanks CT1500 . Your were right. I had to dig a little deeper and found gas dripping off one of the carbs. I decided it was time to take it to a professional. I wasn't ready to tackle pulling the carbs.


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