Fuel leak from bowl drain screw


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Fuel leak from bowl drain screw

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The carbs all appear to be leaking from the bowl drain screw. Is there supposed to be an O-ring on them or something else that is missing. Haynes book doesn't refer to the drain screw at all that I have found yet.

It still gets dark pretty quickly after I get home from work and it is still friggin cold when the sun goes down so I still haven't had much chance to tear into it much.

I knew about the leak but I wanted to get some liquid in the carbs to get them wetted up as they had been dry for who knows how long. I made up a witches brew concoction of fuel, sea foam, marvel m.o., and a couple other things and put just enough in the tank to pull it into the carbs and run it for a few seconds before it all leaked out.

It smoked a good bit and when it first started it smelled like a real nasty fart from eating a bad egg salad sandwich.


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Re: Fuel leak from bowl drain screw

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Yes, there should be O rings on there:


You can get a replacement set of screws (with fuel-proof O-rings) from Randakk's:

https://www.randakks.com/gl1000-float-b ... r-kit.html
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Re: Fuel leak from bowl drain screw

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Thanks, I picked a 20 pack of O-rings locally today.
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Re: Fuel leak from bowl drain screw

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GL_Steve wrote:Thanks, I picked a 20 pack of O-rings locally today.
Make sure they are fuel-resistant. A lot of generic O-rings will dissolve over a short time when presented with gasoline, and that's not going to seal much.


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