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jimmystractor

Sovereign 18 Carb Leak?

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jimmystractor

So I have a Sovereign 18 with a command. I have noticed that while I am using the tractor for snowblowing, I can smell some fuel. After I am done and it is in the garage, the garage smells horribly of gas for a about a day.  I have an in line fuel shut off and when I shut it off after using it, the smell goes away after a day or two.

 

I took the air cleaner off and took a look at the carb.  It looks really wet by the solenoid towards the back of the carb.  I took it off just to clean it off.  I am not seeing any leaks in fuel line or anything.  I am guessing the carb is leaking some where?  It runs great....Any help is appreciated.

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fishnwiz

Excessive fuel leak while engine is running is dangerous. You really should not have a excessive raw fuel smell while the engine is running. Sounds like a carb bowl gasket leak or fuel tank/line leak. Do you smell gas in the oil?  This engine uses an external fuel pump...correct? You don't see any raw fuel anywhere on the frame or  engine while sitting?

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ShaunE
13 hours ago, jimmystractor said:

So I have a Sovereign 18 with a command. I have noticed that while I am using the tractor for snowblowing, I can smell some fuel. After I am done and it is in the garage, the garage smells horribly of gas for a about a day.  I have an in line fuel shut off and when I shut it off after using it, the smell goes away after a day or two.

 

I took the air cleaner off and took a look at the carb.  It looks really wet by the solenoid towards the back of the carb.  I took it off just to clean it off.  I am not seeing any leaks in fuel line or anything.  I am guessing the carb is leaking some where?  It runs great....Any help is appreciated.

There are O-Rings that seal the fuel shut-off solenoid.  Two different sized ones as it has a conical shape.  These are probably bad.  I replaced mine as well last summer as they were dry, hard & weeping fuel.

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