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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Float (pin holes)

If a float floats on gas would that be a "solid" indication that it does not have pin holes?


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If a float floats on gas would that be a "solid" indication that it does not have pin holes?
It would be a pretty good indication but it might depend where the pin holes are, their size and how many there are.
Think of a ship with portholes on the side of the hull, the ship doesn't sink because those portholes are above the water-line.

Just curious, where are you going with this question?

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If it floats, it's doing it's job.
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I am experiencing carb issues and perhaps need to purchase an item or two, but only if necessary.

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I am experiencing carb issues and perhaps need to purchase an item or two, but only if necessary.
Found this on YouTube....

If it's out of the carburetor, and it's a brass float; this is how you can check it:


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I am experiencing carb issues and perhaps need to purchase an item or two, but only if necessary.
What carb issues?
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Mine are plastic! I heard once that if a float cannot float on gas it has pin holes and I wanted to substantiate it.

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Mine are plastic! I heard once that if a float cannot float on gas it has pin holes and I wanted to substantiate it.
Once again, what is wrong with the carbs?
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If I may direct your attention to the thread "Oil over-fill" 3-17-2017 my carb issues and the advise that I'm following is explained. I am considering replacing some parts and my float was one of them until I decided it is still functional.

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If your engine is still flooding then a bad float isn't your problem. A float that has a hole in it will sink and not allow any fuel into the float bowl. You need to check your float height in the carbs.

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