What do I do about a gas leak in my 3 wheeled Chinese scooter?

by Earl
(Texas, USA)

Xingyue Scooter (2009)

Xingyue Scooter (2009)

I discovered a gas leak from my Xingyue scooter and I do not know what to do. Please help. I called a shop near my place of residence but they said they will not be able to repair because they are not familiar with Chinese scooters.

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May 27, 2010
That's What We're Here For
by: Jim Zeiser

As they say in some quarters, if we made you happy tell your friends about us. The more the merrier. Glad you're on the road again.

May 09, 2010
by: Earl

Thank you again. The new gas filter arrived and I installed it. Scooter running okay!

Apr 29, 2010
The Cause
by: Jim Zeiser

I don't know if you have a fuel pump or not but Chinese materials can be really cheap. Breakages are not uncommon so many people replace things on their scooter with American parts right away. Fuel and vacuum lines along with the filter are the first to go.

Apr 29, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

I would replace the filter first and see how it runs. It needs all its fuel going to the carburetor to run properly and it could be starving out and that's why it's not running. It can keep your levels low in the float chamber and not allow gas to flow through the jets.

Apr 28, 2010
Thank you
by: Earl

for the comment. I did check and saw a small crack on the gas filter. I wonder how this happened... what could be the cause? Could this be also the cause when my throttle did not work? I was driving one time and it just stopped -- did turn on and had to push it out of the road.

Apr 28, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

That's the fuel filter. You can buy a new one at an Auto Parts store and install it yourself or tell the "Professional" shop that you need one of their apprentices to install a fuel filter on an imported internal combustion engine. Don't work on Chinese engines!!! All of them are copies of Japanese engines. Don't they work on those either?

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