yes definitely, and i'll be replacing it with a clear tube so i can keep an eye on it. Looks like i'll be rigging a tee and see if that will work, at least until i hear back from the seller/return. I'll keep you posted, thanks a lot for the help. hopefully this will help the engine, its been really hating first gear. Hopefully i may be able to avoid a full carb pull, but we'll see. may still need a jet/float clear, but hopefully this fixes the gas leaking issue at least.