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Older Troy Bilt rototiller ( late 60’s, early 70’s) with 7 HP Tecumseh engine. Small hole on carbuerator opposite gas line spurts gas intermittently. Tiller still runs OK.
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Perhaps there was a hose on/in it at one time cause it sounds like an over flow/vent.

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Usually, leaks at the top of the hose are caused by a deteriorating washer. Before using a new hose, locate the washer and make sure it`s properly inserted into the coupling. Inspect the washer when you take your hose out of storage or put it into storage each season. Check the washers on your hose accessories, too.
Over time, the carburetor may develop cracks due to the vibration and heat of the engine. If the carburetor is cracked, it will leak fuel. Inspect the carburetor for cracks or corrosion. If the main body of the carburetor is leaking, you will most likely need to replace the carburetor.
If your lawnmower is leaking fuel you might have a damaged fuel tank. Fuel tank cracks are usually the result of an accident. They can be caused by the tank hitting a low-hanging shrub branch. If something falls on the lawnmower the tank can be cracked.
If your hose leaks where it connects to the spigot, it`s most likely caused by a worn gasket, stripped adapter, or leaking connector. Connection problems usually cost around $2–$20 to fix. New garden hoses can cost up to $400, depending on the length and material.
If a leak is within a foot of the male or female connectors, cut off the end of the hose and replace the connector. If the leak is in the middle of the hose, cut out the damaged section and splice the hose back together with a repair coupling.
If your leak is within a foot of the male or female end connectors, simply cut off the end of the hose and replace the garden hose connector with a new one. If your leak is more in the center of the hose, trim out the damaged section and splice the hose back together with a repair hose coupling or mender.
The major symptom of a vacuum leak is very poor idle quality, stalling, Spitting back through the Intake, and a very lean condition at part throttle. This is the most common problem when doing carb conversions where either adapter plates are used or new intake manifolds are fitted.
Most commonly a result of improper starting, “flooding” results from various causes, including over-priming, closed choke, stuck valve, gummed carburetor, or immediately trying to restart an automatic choke engine. The easiest way to tell if your engine is flooded with gas is to remove the spark plug.

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