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3.0 Volvo Penta GLP-E Carb leaking gas but hard to tell if

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3.0 Volvo Penta GLP-E Carb leaking gas but hard to tell if from Gasket. This weekend rpm over 4000 for about 5 minutes at 20mph and then dropped to 3200. don't understand that. New plugs and otherwise runs fine
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Small leak but gas smell certainly noticeable. Also shop towel will pick up fuel when rubbed under carb..Maybe about 6-10 drops after 10 minutes of running
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
just a guess maybe a little more
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no leak at fuel connection
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
did have 1 backfire 2 weeks ago when starting. Must go but will look for email response thank you
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Good morning, my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
The carb needs at least a new base gasket. When that leaks (and it is leaking) if there was nothing else wrong with the engine that by itself would cause problems. What kind of questions did you have about this?