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Hello welcome to Just Answers My name is***** try to solve this together.
If your carb is still flooding even with a new carb. you are on the right path with the needle and seat. There may be dirt in your fuel holding that needle open..
No. because now you have moved it to a point where the float has closed the needle..
it is pos you have a faulty carb..
Sinced you said it runs fine when it does run you can put a in line fuel shut off when you shut off the engine you just have to remember to shut off the fuel.
so as soon as you turn on the fuel shut off it starts to leak fuel?
If you looked at the carb there will be a tab that pushes up on the needle is it metal or plastic?
right .. But if the tabe that pushes on the needle is metal you could bend it slightly to get the needle to seat
ok on to the next thought..
No im not doubting you in any way.. so what we have here is if you can push up the float and it shuts off we need to figure out why the fuel wont. in normal cases the reason it wont is because when the fuel gets to the point of leaking which is what you have it hasnt pushed up the float enought to shut off the needle.
I can get you a service bulletin.
however i dont have a way to access them right now i will have to get at them when i go to the shop on monday.. Can you wait until monday? if not i will opt out and see if another expert has access to it now
Would you like me to opt out?
I wont know who will pick it up.
But i will opt out it sounds like the problem you have is something of unique.. I wish you the best of luck