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Old 12-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine flooded. What to do?

Had another fuel leak today. Petcock was left on and my carbs filled with fuel as did my air filter. The engine won't turn over at all. The battery has power.

What are my next steps? Remove spark plugs and turn the engine over a few times?

Can I leave this job for a few days until the weather clears up?
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your cylinder(s) may be filled with fuel. Time to change the oil again

Check by removing spark plugs. A siphon can be had anywhere for only a few bucks.
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So ******n annoying. I think my floats are sticking and it seems like if I let them sit then they stick but I use the bike daily then they don't stick.
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Turning the petcock off would be a good habit to get into.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah but it's just treating the symptoms. A stuck float is a stuck float and I left the petcock on this time to actually see if I get the same problem again.
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Could I also be flooding due to a degraded mixture screw o-ring?
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I turn mine off every time I get off the bike; it's an old, old habit that I don't want to lose.

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They don't normally flood unless there's some crap got into a float or they've been tinkered with by someone that doesn't know what they're doing.
I suggest drying up the leaked fuel, ride as normal and remember to turn the fuel tap off after each ride. Further investigate if it's still flooding.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think first step is still drain the oil because it may be full of gas. Then figure out what the problem is. If you pull the float bowls off you may find the problem.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hello

If you think you have a cylinder with a lot of fuel in it, do not tryand and start it with the spark plugs in you may bend a con rod.

Good Luck

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