Left petcock on by mistake for about a week when I noticed gas on the floor quite a bit and dripping pretty steady out of tailpipe. Have read a little bit and they seem to say drain gearbox oil 2times . Does crankcase need to be drained and if so where the heck is the drain ? Thanks
Take the scooter outdoors and try to fire it up. If it runs and spits gas out the exhaust, let it run until all the gas is done spitting. Then go for a ride to make sure it is all clear. Turn the fuel tap off and let it run out of gas. Moving on...
Unless your engine cases or engine seals are toast, I wouldnt worry about draining the gear box oil. One thing you can do, is get familiar with the gear box fill bolt and check your gear box oil.
If you look down at the rear right of the motor, close to the rear shock mounting bolt, you'll see a small bolt with "olio" stamped into the head. On the newer P's its got a large flat head. Unscrew it and add some Non detergent 30w oil until it starts to dribble out. The fill hole is machined to overflow at the perfect amount.
If for some reason you open the fill bolt and a gas/ oil mixture starts rushing out at you then you have much bigger problems to worry about. Report back if thats the case.
After the gear oil is topped off, install the fill bolt just snug. You do not want to strip the threads torquing things down.
Ya smacks of a float needle issue..replace it regardless. some times the area where it seats down inside the carb can get dirt stuck or at other extreme times it actually wears out the metal in the carb and so and rubber tip of the needle cannot seal.
The float itself may have a crack so get a new one
Ive seen floats that bind and get stuck on the bowl housing..esp if the bolts are loose
(Some one with the skills post the skewer on a drill trick to clean out the needle seating area
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