I have a Linhai 300 that gives off a gas smell after riding for a while and I stop at a stop sign. It only smells after stoping and is a very hot day. Any ideas where the smell is coming from. There are no leaks or weeping loose fuel lines. I am thinking maybe the carburetor over flows. Help.
[replyingto=teskow]teskow[/replyingto]If you are smelling a strong fuel smell, besides exhaust fumes, there has to be a leak or breathing of fuel. I had a heavier fuel consumption, and also had a strong fuel smell when I filled the scooter. Firstly, it is not good to fill a scooter up to the brim as it could result in fuel leaking into your oil due to either the overflow or return on some scooters. Smell your engine oil. Secondly, we found that the screws for the fuel tank float were loose but only leaked when the scooter was being revved. This was found by accident, as the fuel tank got a little wet when the scooter was revved. Check that the fuel cap is secure, fuel lines are not brittle, and if you open the tank after that hot, long drive, does it release pressure if you open the cap?
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