Fuel Leak


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Normk
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Fuel Leak

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Finally got the Goldwing finished just in time for the really nice Fall Weather we didnt get this year in Wisconsin. So my only ride was to my storage unit where she will spend the winter. When I got there I discovered gas on the top of the motor under carb#3. I rebuilt the carbs with all new gaskets and Orings. Couldn't really tell where it came from but there was fresh gas on the bottom of #3. I really don't want to pull these carbs again. Any ideas what I didnt do or didnt do right. I have done quite few carbs in my life but this is only the 2nd set of GW carbs.



hdecouto
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Re: Fuel Leak

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Is it possible you loosened the fuel filter hose connections. the fuel filter is under the center rear of the faux tank above the carbs...

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Normk
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Re: Fuel Leak

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I changed the filter and all the fuel ones when I did the carbs. I used all new clamps which are designed for fuel injection systems. I am afraid it one of the Orings on the pipes between the the carbs. I did not separate all the carbs from each other and the manifold. Probably a big mistake.

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Re: Fuel Leak

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I think you just found your answer :mrgreen:
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hdecouto
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Re: Fuel Leak

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agree on the o rings.... good luck.

walker70
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Re: Fuel Leak

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I was out riding my wing a couple of weeks ago and on my way home it started sputtering,when I got home found that one of tube has probably blown the oring,oh well.



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