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post #1 of 9 Old 04-10-2019, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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04 prairie 700 leaking carb

I’ve had 2 different mechanics look at and rebuild the back carb on my prairie 700 and fuel still leaking from only one screw in bottom of carb bowl any suggestions on what problem might be everything is new in the carb
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-11-2019, 02:02 AM
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Which screw? The carb drain? Rebuilding won't do anything for a leaking screw.

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Any advice on fixing the leak would be appreciated it’s one screw in bottom of back carb where fuel seems to be coming from I put a rubber washer in front of the screw and it slowed it down to small dribble what could be causing this thanks
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Post a photo. it would really help to identify your leak.

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Yeah we need to see what "screw" it is.. Is it a bowl retainer? Is it the drain? Is it the A/F...so post a photo.

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It is the bowl retainer screw that’s leaking
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It is the bowl retainer screw that’s leaking
Those screws don't go into the fuel chamber (as I recall) and the bowl O-ring inside of that. The only way they can leak is if there is a crack or...the O-ring isn't sealing because of a warped bowl..which can happen when the retainers get over tightened. Pull the bowl and check all the surfaces with a straight edge for a warp. the ears will be where it is..probably. If so you will need to fix that. I would get some 1000 G paper on some glass and mill it all flat. Go easy if you do.

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Thanks for the advice however I think the repair is beyond me so to make sure it’s fixed right I took my prairie to the local Kawasaki shop what’s so strange about this problem it started when I first started it up after parking it for the winter I even treated the fuel before parking it thanks again
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I have a leak also that is DUMPING fuel from the carb area of my 650. Iíll follow along for ideas here.
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