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Old 24 April 2009, 15:37   #1
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Really annoying problem with Poxy eggbeater

My little Mariner 2hp is causing me grief.

At the end of last season it started leaking petrol as soon as you opened the valve to the petrol tank. The petrol appears to be coming up through the carb so it appeared to be the valve in the float bowl causing the problem. I pulled it all apart cleaned it all then when it went back together it was fine.

After storage over the winter the problem had returned so I pulled it all apart again and this time I also tweaked the float so that it would shut the valve quicker meaning less fuel in the bowl to leak through.

used it today for the first time and it was fine. Then got it back home after the Cornwall trip and when I went to run it up in a bucket of water it started leaking again.

Any ideas?
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Old 24 April 2009, 15:41   #2
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give me a ring on monday have your serial number and i will get the float setting for you but check the needle valve for a worn seat phone number 01869 326411
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Thanks Al. Will get back to you next week.

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any dirt in any jet holes ? or in the hole the float shuts off ?
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has the float got a hole in it??????????
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has the float got a hole in it??????????
I like that idea will have a closer look at the float next time its in pieces.

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Old 25 April 2009, 03:52   #7
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I like that idea will have a closer look at the float next time its in pieces.

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While you're doing that, check for ridging or wear on the float needle too.
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