Topic: Carb leaking gasoline
I have a similar question to deerfisherman. Recently I have been experiencing this problem: Just after I start up my '64 Beetle, almost always, when I look back at the engine, I see that there is all this gas leaking from the top of the carburetor. This is not a problem I have ever seen before. When I first noticed this, I figured it must be some problem with the needle valve (which the float in the reservoir is supposed to push up -- when the reservoir is full -- to stop any more gas from entering). I removed the top of carb, and could blow into the inlet until I pushed up on the little pin, which would stop air from going through. This seemed to indicate this valve was OK. However, I happened to have an old carb rebuild kit, which luckily had a replacement for this valve. So later I installed this in my carburetor just to make sure, thinking this would surely fix the problem. But the same thing continues to happen. The other thing is, it still happens, but so far it has always stopped eventually if I start driving around. Now why would that be?? The carburetor is a SOLEX 28 PICT-1.