Strong gas smell on shutdown

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Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

Post by AndyFromWI » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:04 pm

No more smell for me after I rebuilt the carbs!

Yesterday I finished installing the carbs, and everything else I took apart, front fairing, instrument... I wanted to clean everything.
Anyway I used the Randakks kit, also ended up buying two: 162-MN5-000 INSULATOR, CARB the old rubber ones were getting pretty hard.
I also had a leak in the 5" vacuum tube that is on the left carb: 17173-MN5-000 TUBE, PRESSURE BOOST

I think that the o-ring connected the accelerator pump to the crab was leaking, plus some I'm not sure if my carbs were leaking.
Anyway now that it is all back together, have run it twice for about 30 minutes, no gas smell while running or after running.
If you are smelling a lot of gas, I think you might have a small leak.

Here is a picture of the old and new pressure boost tube, you can see the hole in it (new tube on the left, old tube on the right)
I don't this this was the gas leak, but it was an issue.


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Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:43 am

Those 90 degree lines are well-known for developing holes in them like that.

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