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Old 16 May 2018, 01:57   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: Click and Collect
Make: Valiant and Narwhal
Length: 4m +
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Fuel spill from Carbs

The 60 hp 2 stroke Mariner has overflows on the carbs. When I tilt my engine full up for trailing the petrol flows out of these overflows and all down the inside of my transom.

Apart from running the engine dry after use (which for some reason I don't like doing) anyone got any answers to this issue



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Old 19 May 2018, 07:08   #2
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Hi Dennis, I doubt there is an answer unless you can fit a pipe the runs forwards (away from the boat) so that itís uphill when tilted. But then you risk it running into the cylinders. Does it run ok? My only thoughts would be the bowl overfilling as if the float has sunk or is out of adjustment.

Why are you against running the carbs dry? Itís something I have always done on outboards with carbs as I was taught that you risked the fuel evaporating and leaving residue / 2 stroke gum behind.
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