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Question about this float bowl and whats attached to my chute?

So maybe a stupid question but this bottom screw seems to always have a drip of gas on it. Its not leaking but it just always has a drip. Is that normal operation? Should I tighten the bolts or? Is the bottom bolt the one to drain the carb I am guessing? What is the other one? last but not least lol... What are those forks inside the chute of my snowblower? My previous one didn't have that
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No, having gas drips is not normal on the bottom of the carburetor. Snug up some nuts, or replace some washer/gaskets.

Many manufacturers are placing obstructions in the chute areas to try and avoid those individuals that are not to smart, from sticking there hands in there.
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But from what I understand the bottom bolt is meant to release fuel if you over prime or something?
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The bottom bolt is to tighten the bowl gasket ...the one on the side is to drain the bowl
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The bottom center bolt does hold on the float bowl, gasket and also most likely is the main high speed jet.
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The bottom center bolt does hold on the float bowl, gasket and also most likely is the main high speed jet.
From the photo,I can't tell what brand of engine it is,but the carb looks like a,or copy of,a common Honda BE-type.If it is,the main jet is a separate piece from the bowl nut.
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Replace the seal or use a fuel sealant on the seal. I use fuel lube, sparingly. You should always have a carb gasket kit on hand, has all the seals in it.

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Shouldnt I just try tightening the drain bolt first before I go changing seals?
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Shouldnt I just try tightening the drain bolt first before I go changing seals?
Yes! Good luck

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I thought when you prime to much the access comes out from around the drain bolt no?
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