Fuel Priming Question
Does anyone know whether this is a problem or normal?
In the past, when squeezing the priming bulb on the fuel line, on several outboards I keep squeezing until it is rock hard.
Yesterday, I noticed, because the engine cover was off, that once the bulb was hard if I continued to squeeze it, I was getting fuel coming out of the carbs through the air intakes. The engine was actually tilted up a bit so the air inlets were lower than the cylinders.
Part of me thinks that the carb floats should close off and prevent any fuel coming out.....or am I just 'beating' the float holding pressure with extra hard squeezes?
I stripped all three carbs, cleaned and rebuilt them but it still did it.
So, is this OK or do I have a serious problem?