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So after finally putting my bike bad together and cleaning the carb I noticed it leaked out of the casing and dripped, I tightened the screws but it slightly leaked, so I took it all apart and the o ring around the carb wasn't sticking up much causing almost nothing to seal it so I took teflon tape and rolled it up into a line and put it under where the o ring seats to make it stick up higher to seal better, I put it back together and no more leaks, my question is will it deteriorate

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So after finally putting my bike bad together and cleaning the carb I noticed it leaked out of the casing and dripped, I tightened the screws but it slightly leaked, so I took it all apart and the o ring around the carb wasn't sticking up much causing almost nothing to seal it so I took teflon tape and rolled it up into a line and put it under where the o ring seats to make it stick up higher to seal better, I put it back together and no more leaks, my question is will it deteriorate

I have heard gasoline will break down teflon tape , better take it out of there and just replace the o-ring

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Yes, it will break down and cause problems. Now is the time to order up a new bowl gasket.

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They make teflon tape that is designed for gas.  It is yellow and much thicker.  If that isn't what you used then it will deteriorate sooner or later.

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I've got a after market kehin or what ever it's called carb on it, I rode it hard all day today and it still had no leakys

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Little threads of Teflon tape are coming off inside  your carb as we speak.  They may not do any damage, but there is a chance that one little blob will partially clog a jet and cause your engine to blow up from running lean.  Other than that no problem.  Well, maybe except for a big fire when it starts leaking again.  Do you live in Baltimore by chance?

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No I live in nj, I am trying to take apart the carb but this one Allen head is striped to a circle so I am trying to use a saw to make it into a flat head but damn it's hard

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No I live in nj, I am trying to take apart the carb but this one Allen head is striped to a circle so I am trying to use a saw to make it into a flat head but damn it's hard

Use vice grips, works wonders on striped carb hardware.

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