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ET: Engine (Twin) Annoying 289 Carburettor Leak

Rob H

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Just managed to get the shadow together again. All the complicated work seems to have gone OK but I have an annoying leak from the bottom of the rear cylinder 289 carb. It is not from the petrol pipe connection but seems to be coming out from the large retainer which holds all the insides of the carb (internals, needle jet etc.).

i have replaced the large fibre washer but still seems to be leaking. Any ideas on what the problem may be would be much appreciated.

My only thought is that there is a problem with the fuel level but it doesn not seem to be flooding and has not been to pieces since the bike was last used.

Regs
Rob
 

poor1

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Funny thing was. He never came back to check.
Cost me a new boiler. Which was put in the house.
I should have just turned it back on.
And took his silly sticker Off.
My father was about 95 when a gas man called and shut off his gas stove which was working ok and left him high and dry with no means of cooking. Never heard from him again either, but he actually cut the lead pipe and bent it over making it rather difficult to reconnect and never offered to suggest an alternative.. I'm sure people like this are few and far between and generally they do a very professional job with safety in mind. Sorry to rabbit on.
 

Bill Thomas

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It's the not knowing about such things, That's how they get away with it.
I had never had a House before !,
You worry about House Insurance etc, But life's a risk !.
 

vibrac

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My father was about 95 when a gas man called and shut off his gas stove which was working ok and left him high and dry with no means of cooking. Never heard from him again either, but he actually cut the lead pipe and bent it over making it rather difficult to reconnect and never offered to suggest an alternative.. I'm sure people like this are few and far between and generally they do a very professional job with safety in mind. Sorry to rabbit on.
When Ron Kemp lived in Central Aylesbury the gas man called saying "I want to read your meter"
Ron (this is him to a tee) "You cant"
After a few more attempts the gas man called with a policeman in tow who insisted Ron allow the man in. The gas man searched high and low and finally said "where is you gas meter?"
"Haven't got one" said Ron, "if you had asked me that I would have told you"
Exit policeman and gas man arguing...
 

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