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On  a foray under the 1977xj6 I noticed a fuel leak from the carb area.
Any any suggestions on what to look for on the zenith strombergs?
Thanks as always,
David

Answer
Hi David,

There is no specific place a Stromberg Carburetor can leak. It can be from any one of a half dozen places and reasons.

We dry the area off with an air hose and then with a small mirror and a light we turn on the fuel pump and look for the source of the leak.

First check the float chamber over flow pipe to see if the float is flooding the carburetor. Then check the fuel line connection. Wipe the bottom of the float chamber and with a small mirror watch the center bottom cap for leakage. If that center cap is leaking you need to remove the carburetor and remove the float chamber and then remove the bottom plastic plug by compressing all the ears in the bottom and pushing the plug out the bottom. Then replace the "O" ring on the plug unless the plug has deteriorated and that too may need replacing.

Howard  

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Howard M. Fitzcharles III

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Jaguar from the XK 120 to XJ-6 ser. 3 1987

Experience

Dealership line mechanic on MG, Triumph, Jaguar for 15 years, Instructor in commercial mechanics school 2 yr. Product information manager for piston and valve manufacture, Instructor & hotline answer man for import car parts importer 15 yrs.

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Associate member SAE EAA member

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Import Car magazine

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ASE Master Auto with L-1 certification up to 2000

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