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Old 04-23-2019, 07:24 PM
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I am returning my 212 predator and my coleman ct200u and yes it has a 198cc engine it is a 2016 model is has a leaky carb and i dont feel like replacing seals can i swap carbs?
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I bet it's 196cc
nevermind!

if the flanges fit, the carb will do just nicely..
no need to rejet or anything,
it'll work after resetting the mixture screws to accomodate for the new engine.

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PS still: please do fix the other carb.. I know you are trying to safe as many pennies as possible, but not fixing and leaving dead carcasses is WASTING money by destroying value!
put it securely on a shelf for the next time you run across a gasket set.
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What part leaks???
The 212 is a better bet overall....
What gaskets???
Some Gaskets can be made out of cereal box material.... I have done it and it works fine......
Many years later still good, infact...
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What part leaks???
The 212 is a better bet overall....
What gaskets???
Some Gaskets can be made out of cereal box material.... I have done it and it works fine......
Many years later still good, infact...
I have used cereal box gaskets too. They work well
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Every gasket leaks gas every time i go to ride the bike its empty after i filled it up after riding every time
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Replace the bad gaskets in the carb. Its likely the float bowl seal, or the seal on the bolt that holds the bowl on, but if gas is getting in the engine, it is likely the needle and seat are leaking. Either way, I'd suggest rebuilding it. If you think you're up to the task:
https://www.gopowersports.com/comple...r-rebuild-kit/

And a little suggestion, fill it up before you ride, not after.
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I dont want to rebuild it simply because i have to return the predator, and it is covered so it really doesnt matter but the clone engine has no other issues i might rebuild the carb AGAIN.
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If your having problems.... you know this is the place to diagnose them... along with the collective help to do so....

As far as the carburetor world goes... these are about the easiest there is, simplistic and the fewest parts needed to get the job done...


Did you reassemble the carb correctly?....
Where is it leaking from exactly???

The carb bowl(typically where it leaks) has a oring that is typically a pain to seat right and gets turned around or doesnt seal cause of a bit of it sticking up..... Could this be the problem?...
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One thing that my dad and I have found to be very useful working on mechanical stuff, is a little set of hooks and picks, they're like $5 at Harbor Freight, and without them, I probably couldn't have reassembled my starter, or at least not as quickly.
If you decide to try to rescue the 212 carb(please do), a little hook and pick set will be SO helpful, especially if it IS the bowl o-ring.
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I want to swap the 212 carb to save time considering its leaking from every external fitting or hole the bowls the petcock. the seals for engine and filter are ok though.
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So, if i'm reading this right, the carb inlet is leaking and the bowl is leaking. Ok, make sure the little clamps are tight enough, and that you have 3/16" fuel line (can be found at Napa, auto zone, etc.). That should stop the leaking on both the carb inlet and the tank petcock. Other than that, is it the o-ring that seals the top of the bowl to the carburetor, the seal on the bolt that holds the bowl on, or both?
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Returned the predator ill just regasket it ill post pics when i go to change the oil.
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I saw a flowbench test that showed a stock predator carb outflow worked clone carbs. They’re pretty good carbs. I have one that’s jetted for methanol that ran good on my open modified predator before I switched to a 390 carb.
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