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30 Oct 2022 21:53 #7 by Mitch Muehlenfeld
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I do have the stromberg, I have read that, but would it be leaking so much that a puddle would form in less than a minute. My tank would be empty in an hour or so for sure. It hasn’t been leaking at all until after this past flight.

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30 Oct 2022 21:34 #8 by Matt Gunsch
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you did not say what carb you have, but it is common on stromberg carbs. I just shut mine off with the fuel valve. there are a number of pages on the web about leaking strombergs.

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30 Oct 2022 20:36 #9 by Mitch Muehlenfeld
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I am 99 percent sure the leak I have is from the carb. I got back from a 2 hour night flight (nothing out of the ordinary The entire flight). Landed and was pushing the plane back and I noticed a pretty rapid drip of fuel coming from the bottom of the cowling. I opened the cowling up and fuel was leaking quickly from down the bottom of the carb. Probably would fill a 16 oz glass every minute. I turned the nose tank cut off and 15 seconds later the drip stopped. Nothing was wrong the entire flight. Any idea what my issue is? 

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