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procedure for checking for gas leaks?

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I thought I'd get more specific... I smell raw gas when I drive my 76. I have a weber 32/36 that I suspect may be a contributing factor to REALLY poor gas milage. which is more likely: a poorly tuned carb, or a gas leak somewhere, given the fact that i smell raw gas? Also...I don't like to mess with carbs. what is it gonna cost to have someone adjust and tune this carb??? jim in MN

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Another possibility is that float valve inside the carb is not shutting off the flow of gas and it is leaking out of the carb. You would need to remove the top of the carb to check this. If you are in there checking out your carb., wiggle the throttle shafts to see if they are worn. If so, you may want to consider just getting a whole new carb. (new or used).

And check the hoses in the engine compartment. They deteriorate with age and can leak. This can be a fire hazard too, so don't ignore it.

Gil

73 2002

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and the neck of the tank. the line coming from the tank into the overflow that goes into the cabin can sometimes go bad...

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