Right side slide not working 88 1500

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Right side slide not working 88 1500

Post by doncan2 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:14 am

Rebuild carbs, could not get right side slide to work, tried two other slides still not working, what is the trick to making sure the diaphragm is sealed or could something else be wrong. Thanks

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Re: Right side slide not working 88 1500

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:26 pm

I didn't try this on my 1500 but my 1200 uses the same style.
On the carb,before install,I attach a shop vac to the bottom of each carb.Operate the throttle and verify the slide moves up.The 1200 slides would only go about half way due to air flow but it did verify they moved.
They must be sealed well and any hole in the cap will kill the slide operation just as the wrong spring will.
They rise as air is drawn out of the hole next to the needle so it too must be open as well as sealed on the diaphragm.

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