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15 Jun 2018 18:30 #1534 by Donald Hudson
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It's a Stromberg. Thanks for the info.

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15 Jun 2018 13:34 #1533 by Kevin Gassert
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Do you have a Stromberg or marvel carb. If it is a Stromberg you will always need to turn the fuel off. Even after overhaul it drip.

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15 Jun 2018 13:20 #1532 by Donald Hudson
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I think I have found the problem. When the engine is not running the carburetor was found to have a constant drip. So now I shut the header tank valve off after each flight and it solved the problem. Looks like I may need to have the carburetor overhauled.

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14 Jun 2018 21:12 #1531 by Kevin Gassert
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There is one version of the 6 gallon tank that has the input and outlet of the fuel pump on the bottom of the tank. The fuel lines go up into the tank creating stand pipes. It is possible for the stand pipes to corrode and cause the tank to drain into the wing tanks.

Kevin

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03 Apr 2018 12:10 #1458 by Ronald Raty
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There is only one outlet that might drain the tank, the supply line to the engine (the over flow return line outlet to the wing tanks is quite high). You might not notice a drippy leak if the gasoline is evaporating faster than the leak. Check all the fuel line to the engine connections. If there was a leak inside the cockpit, I would think you would smell gasoline when you open the canopy, so it is probably in the engine space.

Do you have a Stromberg carburetor? They also have been known to "weep", although I think that is mostly a problem in tail draggers, where the carb isn't level.

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03 Apr 2018 09:48 #1457 by Donald Hudson
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If I don't fly for an extended time, the header tank on my 415C 75 HP Ercoupe drains down. Sometimes to almost empty. I thought the fuel was draining back to the wing tanks, but I talked to another Couper who said that was not possible. There doesn't appear to be any leaks. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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