Broken carburetor jet


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RodneyB
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Broken carburetor jet

Postby RodneyB » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:36 pm



I have another question for you all....I decided today to take the carb bowls off and have a look see. Everything looks good and clean. I pulled the the air mixture jet set screws out and proceeded to blow out the jets upon noticing that one of my jets(the left front carb jet set screw) has what i think the tip broke off! Three have a nice fine tip on them and the forth has no tip??? Is this normal? How is this going to effect the air mixture? I can't really see down in there very well,but i am sure that if it broke off,it is stuck in the Carb. If it is,how am i going to get it out??

And i just wanted to Thank each and every one of you for all the help you have been offering!!!

THANK YOU!!
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Re: Broken carburetor jet

Postby RodneyB » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:31 pm

I guess i should also add,that it ran pretty decent but did burn rich.
Is the air drawn from the place this very fine tip seats into the carb,or is it more of a guide?

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Re: Broken carburetor jet

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:53 am

That's a problem if the tip broke off and is lodged in the carb it will never run correctly and it is near impossible to get it out w/o damaging the hole..has to be pushed out from the inside. Good news you can buy replacements..look here

http://www.randakksblog.com/easy-source ... re-screws/
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Re: Broken carburetor jet

Postby RodneyB » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:04 am

I was able to purchase a replacement screw on eBay for $10 with free shipping but thank you for that info. I don't suppose you'd know how to go about pushing that tip out would you? Or maybe you or someone,anyone...would know where to get another carb body for a resonable price? eBay has one...$89! And that's for a dirty corroded one(body only)

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Re: Broken carburetor jet

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:54 am

You can get to it from the outside of the throat it's hole is just outside where the butterfly plate rest on the bottom of the throat. see this pic.
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Re: Broken carburetor jet

Postby RodneyB » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:07 pm

RBGERSON wrote:You can get to it from the outside of the throat it's hole is just outside where the butterfly plate rest on the bottom of the throat. see this pic.



I was able to push out the lodged tip of the jet. Thank you so much for the info! Got her all buttoned back up,synced the carbs,and she runs real nice! Very responsive! Cant wait for nicer weather!! Thank YOU!

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Re: Broken carburetor jet

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:47 am

Glad it worked out 8-)


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