[Healeys] HD8 Carb leaking
bluehealey at gmail.com
Sat May 28 10:05:09 MDT 2016
The HD8 jet is contained in a flexible diaphragm. It is quite likely that you have a pinhole leak in the diaphragm that is weeping a small amount of fuel. Replacement (of the jets) is the only solution. Do both jets at the same time because both will be the same age.
Carbs have to come off the manifold I'm afraid.
Alan - from my iPad
> On 28 May 2016, at 13:28, Achim Spethmann <hspethmann at t-online.de> wrote:
> You know the good feeling, when you turn the key and the fuel pump is clicking to fill the carburetors.
> But some days ago, when testing some electrical stuff, I had a smell of gas in the garage. No, it's not the float chamber. There is no gas coming out the overflow tube and the fuel pump stops its work. But when I inspected the carbs I saw some wet sparkling a the bottom of the front carb. Not much, no dripping, but enough to cause a smell of gas in the engine compartment. When the car is hot, you cannot see it, the gas is evaporating.
> I took the attached photo to show what I mean. Where should I begin to find out what causes the leak?
> Thanks in advance.
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