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Odd Carburetor Flooding, re-visited

Not too long back Doc279 had absolute fits concerning carburetor float bowl flooding.

Turned out to be sort of self-inflicted.

Well today, my brother which had previously worked on a Nissan 5 HP outboard, equipped with a Keihin carburetor 3 different times for a couple of different problems, had continuous carburetor flooding upon reassembly after normal cleaning.

He went back into the carb, doubled checked every normal thing and reassembled & reinstalled. STILL Flooding!!!!

Jokingly I suggested that he check the float bowl air vent for restriction. (I was thinking that it might just be an exposed hole, like many boat carbs.)

But noooo, it had 2 external black rubber hoses, which were routed outside of the engine cowling.
The Damned bugs had plugged both of them and the cooling water tell-tail pipe closed.

Thanks to Doc279's earlier issues, this one was fixed in less than a day.

ps, Thanks Doc279.

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post #2 of 2 Old 02-12-2018, 05:53 PM
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Ugh, Bugs.

Makes ya consider putting mothballs in handy places as part of the 'putting it up til next season' routine.

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