Fuel leak around carb-need help ASAP (1 Viewer)

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Went to help my son at college this week. Need some help. His 1987 FJ60 is starting hard and has no power when driving. I rode 2 hours to take a look. Found that when cranking over gas is collecting on the intake manifold around the carb. Could not see where it was coming from. I need to go back this weekend and trailer the truck home so I can pull the carb and try to find the source.

Anyone have a similar experience that can give me some direction? This is his only transportation so I need to fix it quick.
Thanks, Ken
 
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x2 on the rigid fuel line. I forgot to tighten mine back up when I reinstalled my carb, and it just belched gas onto the manifold when I pumped the pedal to get the engine primed for its first start. Then, of course, I forgot to plug the idle cut-off solenoid back in, and spent a while chasing that problem around, but that's another story.
 
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I did not put a wrench on the rigid line, but I did not visually see any leaking there. It seemed to be somewhere out of sight. I didn't know if there was a line somewhere else that might be cracked or loose or some area on the carb that could be broken. When he cranks it over I can't see a leak, but can see gas puddle up on the top of the manifold. It was cold and dark the night I was up there, so not much wrenching went on. I went up there thinking he had very little gas in the tank and no dry gas in it and figuered we just needed to fill it up and treat it.
 
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Thanks Scott, I will check that. It is definately in the right area for the way the gas was appearing. I will check it.
 

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