Gas dripping from 154 carb!

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Gas dripping from 154 carb!

Postby david44 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:37 pm

Rebuilt the carb on my 154, and it runs pretty well - couldn’t let it warm up totally, closed shed, etc. When I turned it off I noticed gas dripping out of the drip hole. RATS #@$%^(*! Seems to me the only thing that could cause that is a float adjusted too high. Does that sound right?

Thanks for your help - I'm fast approaching wits end!!!
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Re: Gas dripping from 154 carb!

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:43 pm

In no particular order:
Float too high.
Defect in the new valve.
A piece of trash got in the valve and is keeping it from completely closing.
The float itself is sticking or dragging on the side of the bowl.

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Re: Gas dripping from 154 carb!

Postby Eugene » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:35 pm

Hope you kept your old carburetor parts.

Did you use a kit? Which make of kit or where did you buy the kit?

My comment. Some kits are poorly manufactured - - junk.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Gas dripping from 154 carb!

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:43 pm

If you have an IH carb and replaced the steel needle and cage with a replacement viton needle and cage, that may be your problem. The aftermarket viton tips either work great, leak, or stick shut.
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Re: Gas dripping from 154 carb!

Postby Landreo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:28 pm

Also check the gasket on the discharge nozzle, it maybe damaged or missing.

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Re: Gas dripping from 154 carb!

Postby david44 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:37 pm

Thanks guys! I'll try all those things and let you know

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Re: Gas dripping from 154 carb!

Postby mozer71 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:14 am

One thing neat about a 154, is that you can lean over and shut off the bowl line off the fuel tank. You can do this before parking it into garage or shed. The engine still runs a few minutes and the carb isn't full of nasty gas.


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