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I have a leak on this part connected to the carborator, its the part the fuel line attaches to. What is this called and why would it be leaking? Should I just go ahead and replace it and see if that works, my dad said there only like 5$ online...

Its leaking around the circle where it connects to the carborator.

Apparently its called a carborator cover strainer...

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I have a leak on this part connected to the carborator, its the part the fuel line attaches to. What is this called and why would it be leaking? Should I just go ahead and replace it and see if that works, my dad said there only like 5$ online...

Its leaking around the circle where it connects to the carborator.

Apparently its called a carborator cover strainer...

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Here's the picture, its the blue thing...received_673429669455224_zpscpeci0ht.jpe[/quote

I'd call it your intake and likely has a gasket/O-ring that's gone, or worn out. If your Father says the part is only $5, change it out. I'd be careful when tightening the screws. You don't have to crank them down too tightly, and try to tighten them as equally as you can. If you have access to a torque wrench that does inch-pounds, use that. I use one on my motorcycle carbs.

You should also determine if there's supposed to be an O-ring on the center screw. I've never seen a carb with one like that, but if that's on the bottom of the carb, I might call it a bowl drain. Not sure on that one.

Good luck.
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That's the fuel pump and the blue piece is the filter cover.

The center screw removes it and there is a fine mesh screen under it. It's very common for them to crack from over tightening. Get you a new one and the gasket. If bad enough, it will start sucking air and won't run.

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I just replaced all the gaskets so I should just need the blue part I guess...

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I took the part back off and noticed it was a little warped so I sanded down one side and it fit a lot better and stopped the leakage, now it runs like a sowing machine! Thanks guys!

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now it runs like a sowing machine! Thanks guys!

 

 

So are you saying it runs like a pig?   lol

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Sewing machine I guess haha didn't know I have been spelling it wrong all this time haha

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That's only last a short time, get a new one before you are down again from it.

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I took the part back off and noticed it was a little warped so I sanded down one side and it fit a lot better and stopped the leakage, now it runs like a sowing machine! Thanks guys!

Sewing machine - to sound like the parent I am.... Congratulations!  Now go fishing and catch some Larry's....

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Nice job Grease! I love being able to figure things out and fix them myself. Then I know what the part is and what it does for next time.

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I took the part back off and noticed it was a little warped so I sanded down one side and it fit a lot better and stopped the leakage, now it runs like a sowing machine! Thanks guys!

Glad to hear it. I read your other thread and was really bummed when you were having engine problems with your new boat. Hope you have many years of good service from that new rig. Take care of it, and it'll take care of you. Looks like you're off to a good start.

 

I have an '89 Merc 25HP with a shot lower unit. The power head is good. It's yours if you want it, although shipping to Georgia might be a little pricey. 

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Yeah I replaced all the fuel lines, completly cleaned the carburetor, bought new gaskets, replaced the spark plugs, and then fixed this leaking thing and now it's finally running again... It wasn't going as fast as it should the days before it finally quit so maybe that problem has also been solved, I'll have to just get it out on the water to know for sure because I didn't get a chance today...

I also fixed the electric start by replacing the solenoid, but after all this now the electric choke decided to stop working.... Fix one thing and another pops up! But hey atleast it's running now!

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Let us know when you break down!!!!!

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 Fix one thing and another pops up! But hey atleast it's running now!

 

pretty sure they call that "boat ownership"

glad you're up and running now....

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Well nevermind there's another freaking leak somewhere behind the carburetor, its amazing how it runs like a champion out of the water for 2 days then BOOM I go to the lake and it won't even try to start. fantastic.

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Sewing machine I guess haha didn't know I have been spelling it wrong all this time haha

Well, it may run like a sewing machine, but can it do buttonholes?

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So are you saying it runs like a pig?   lol

 

The spelling may be correct if it's running like a planter.

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The leak from the carburetor turned out to be a gasket, fixed that and now it is running like it should. I even got to put it in the water for little. I found another thing that needs fixing though, there's some kind of line that goes to the back of the engine that looks like it carries air and it has a small leak.

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Yup, figured you just needed to repair that fuel leak, the electric choke went out on my big Yamaha, I didn't fix it.. Just used the manual at first start of the day & never needed it again till next new day.. How's the impeller look? You inspected that? It's something you wanna keep a eye on. ( water pump ) sounds like your learning and making progress.. I wanna see some dag gone pics of that cypress laden lake, your boat and a stringer full of 5 pound fish, c'mon C&G!

Bass, not them other shiner stealing critters,lol

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Lol, I bought an impeller I just haven't put the new one in yet. I haven't even looked at the one currently in the engine, figured I'd go ahead and replace it no matter what though.

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With your lack of knowledge and trying to fix it yourself, you are going to have to provide pictures of things you ask about.  The descriptions you give leave a whole lot to be desired. 

Trying to help you is not a problem, but my crystal ball is in the shop for repair, so I have to depend on knowing what you are looking at.

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