carb gasket question

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by sambo, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. sambo

    sambo New Member

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    If i pull the carbs off to clean and inspect them ,and the gaskets are fairly new and providing that they are not destroyed in the process ,is it really necessary to replace them?:dribble:
     
  2. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Sam, you don't neccessarily have to replace the gasket if there is no damage to it. Although it is always a good idea, because the old one has already been compressed(usually for years) and won't be soft enough to seal like a new one would. Vern
     

  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    If the gasket you remove is black in color then throw it away. It will not reseal and by no means use any kind of sealer on a carb. If the gasket is tan in color and is in good shape you might get by with reusing it but it can also cause a leakage between the top and the fuel bowl It won't seem like much but when the carb is called upon for more fuel it can suck air into the bowl and not enough fuel there is where a lean condition comes into play and that is bad for a 2 stroker.
     
  4. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Just my personal opinion here, but if you're going through the trouble of pulling them off, and using your valuable time to do so, why not go ahead and replace them? Why risk having to pull everything back apart when you KNOW you wouldn't have to worry about it if you just do it the first time? The old ones might work, they may not....what's your time worth to you?
     
  5. fatfreddy

    fatfreddy New Member

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    What is the differance between paper gasketts and cork gasketts?