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Gas is flowing from my brand new carburator into the air

Customer Question

Gas is flowing from my brand new carburator into the air filter box on a Honda TRX450R Foreman
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: Id doesnt want to start. I got it started once after the new carb. Replaced it for the same reasone, thinking the gas leak was caused by the carb. Still happening.
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2004 TRX450r
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yep - trying it myself. Gas leaked from carb into filter box. Replaced the carburator with a new one Gas still leaking into the air filter box, so it is probably nothing directly related to the new carb (or so I believe)
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: completely drained the gas tank and put in non-ethenol gas. it doesnt leak when the gas selector is turned to off, but in "On" and "Reservce" it does
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Honda Foreman TRX450r.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The only other place I think it could possibly be is with the Carburetor Choke Starter Plunger
Expert:  Louie replied 11 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer.

Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Expert:  Louie replied 11 months ago.

Initially, check and adjust the float height.

The videos HERE and HERE may shed insight.