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Have a generac generator, it will start, then starts leaking…

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Have a generac generator, it will start, then starts leaking large amount of fuel out of the head cover vent.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
ok, what else do you need to know?

Needle valve in the carburetor is not shutting off the fuel supply, the needle and float needs to be cleaned.

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Here is basic carburetor, your's will be similar.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I did clean that, it didn't appear to be sticking, but could have been. I need to replace the head cover gasket before I can try to restart it. If that was sticking, it would cause fuel to run out the head cover vent tube?
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
just trying to make sure it can't be anything else before I order the gasket.

Yes, but check the oil in the engine, is not diluted with gasoline.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
ok, will do, was planning on draining the gas tank, since it has been sitting, and changing the oil.

OK>

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