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Post Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Carby advice.

My son and I are having a go at fixing my old boat as a bit of a project which has been sitting around since I bought another boat. I got it started but fuel starts to leak out (flow) of a carby as indicated on photo. Should fuel come out of here for a leaking needle valve / stuck float or is something else wrong.

Can anyone reccomend an outboard mechanic around Darwin that are good with carbies. Its an old Suzuki DT60 so many shops probably wont want to touch it.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Carby advice.

Sounds like it is flooding. The needle will be stuck due to dry fuel varnish or the bowl gasketts perished. Would have to completly strip the carbys, replace gaskets and soak and clean all jets with combustion chamber cleaner.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:51 am    Post subject: Re: Carby advice.

Thanks mate. I was thinking a full strip down is required, but sounds like the leak isnt a terminal failure so thats good.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: Carby advice.

Try some carby cleaner in the fuel and run it. Might be worth a shot?????


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Carby advice.

Had a crack at stripping down the carbys today. Surprisingly they were in pretty good condition (ie no corrosion) for a 35 yo engine. Dry fuel varnish and gunk was blocking the main jet and had actually stuck the float to the bottom of the fuel bowl. No fuel additive was getting that cr.p out. Put it back together, crossed my fingers, turned the key it fired up and ran like a charm (for the first time in 8 years). Sometimes it pays just to have a go.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Carby advice.

Awesome work.


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