2003 Honda BF50 - minor gas leak

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cbenslay
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2003 Honda BF50 - minor gas leak

Post by cbenslay » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:39 am

I have a 2003 Honda BF50 that has a minor gas leak somewhere near the top of the motor. I can see it dripping from a screw head near the top. Does anyone have any ideas what this might be? I winterized the motor a little late last Fall, but it didn't get that cold before I did so.

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Thanks,
Chuck

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Re: 2003 Honda BF50 - minor gas leak

Post by Tomfoolery » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:56 pm

Looks like one of the screws that holds the float bowl on. It's possible the float isn't stopping the incoming gas and the level is too high, but even if it was, the gasket is there to prevent leaking. Try tightening it just a little - it's thin sheet metal screwed into weak aluminium, after all.

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Re: 2003 Honda BF50 - minor gas leak

Post by cbenslay » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:08 pm

I thought about tightening it a little, but I was afraid of that small sheet metal screw going into soft aluminum!

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Re: 2003 Honda BF50 - minor gas leak

Post by Jaske89 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:47 am

Just replaced my '97 BF50. Just before it lost a cylinder, the fuel line started leaking from the fuel pump to the splitter that sent fuel to each cylinder. 5 MM fuel hose i believe. They were easy to pull and replace and it stopped the leaking.

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