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post #10 of Old 09-20-2014
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Re: Carb Problem?

Originally Posted by Marknid View Post
Blue smoke indicates oil. Running fast is idle adjustment or vacuum leak. A float set extremely low can cause fast idle but not smoke too. I would also suggest, from your description, you have other issues. Is the base gasket on correctly, vacuum connections, breather?
Actually when an engine is running extremely rich it will exhaust blue smoke with a distinct gas smell just like the op described

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