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Leaking Weber 32/36 Fuel Inlet


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The hose barb on my 32/36 is leaking around the edges. While poking around, I was able to pull the barb out of the carb (still attached to the hose). It looks like the hose barb is just a press fit into the carb. Can anyone confirm/deny this? Is there supposed to be some form of sealant to keep it from leaking/pulling out? Pic attached in case I'm no good at descriptions. The red circled part is what is leaking.

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-Lloyd

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I had the same thing happen to my 40/40 DFAV. Mine came loose while driving, first I had a strong smell of fuel then the motor died. Made it to the shoulder opened the hood and saw immediately the hose with inlet barb hanging loose. My fix was to rough up the portion of the barb that fit into the carb, apply some JB Weld, and tap the barb into place. Was working fine up to the point I swapped it out for the current Mikuni 44PHH dual set up now on the car.

Earl

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72 Volvo 1800ES

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Don't know if this is part of the reason, but all 32/36s I've used and have seen have the inlet on the other side of the carb, with the side yours is on usually sealed off with a brass, hex-head fitting. I wonder if a PO, or someone, decided because the fuel pump is on that side of the carb then that is the inlet they should use. I've never (and I've been driving 02s with Webers for 29 yrs.) taken that item out so I don't know what the inside of that inlet looks like.

Bob Napier

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nasty fire--which I fortunately managed to put out before it did much damage. My solution was to carefully and very slightly flare the end of the brass ferrule that fits back into the carb body--I used a punch with a tapered shaft inserted into the ferrule's end and gave it a tap or two with a hammer, then test fitted it. When it was a tight enough fit to require a copper or lead mallet to drive it back in place, it was flared enough.

That fix has been holding (with no leaks) since about 1974...

cheers

mike

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