I went to start my '99 King Quad today and it fired up and ran rough, very rich.
It's cold out so I wasn't surprised and figured it would warm up and run smooth like it usually does. It's been running a little rich but is fine once it warms up.
Instead of warming up though it died. I couldn't get it restarted so I took it down to the garage and pulled the spark plug, it was covered in gas.
So I let it dry out and tried starting it again. It wouldn't fire and the plug was soaked again.
I took the carb off, cleaned it, took the bowl off and sprayed it all down. Didn't see anything out of the ordinary but I couldn't get the float out to check the needle.
I put it all back together and got the same results; the spark plug gets soaking wet.
So it seems to me that either the float has a hole in it (but the float wasn't full of gas when I took the carb apart) and is sinking or the float needle is not sealing (this is what I suspect) and gas is just pouring into the bowl.
Am I on the right track here?
It looks like the shaft that holds the float on is peened over on the end opposite the end that has a head on it, is that correct? I wasn't able to just pull it out as I'm used to doing. Any tips on getting the float out would be great.
Thanks for the help!