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JoeH

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Posted: 10/09/20 06:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For $40, I'd buy the replacement and then clean up the old one at your leisure and keep it as a spare.


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I've found acetone is the best cleaner for carb parts that ARE NOT plastic.

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wopachop wrote:

mr_andyj wrote:

I removed n cleaned the carb with some brake cleaner,
You didnt remove the float bowl because there are no screws huh? Should be able to drill a hole and use an EZ out to remove the screws if you want.

I would guess it to be a dirty needle valve instead of a float bowl that cracked and is soaked with gas.


The float bowl is easily removed. Just one "bolt" on the bottom. Doug

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Do your best to revive the old carburetor, those cheap replacements are made in China and have a real bad reputation. Do not use a tip cleaner in the jets and other holes, they can change the flow rate. Use carburetor spray cleaner with a straw to blast thru the passages and don't forget your goggles. A bristle from a paint brush is one way to probe the holes.





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Posted: 10/09/20 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also make sure you have clean fuel coming in, flush the fuel lines and replace the fuel filter when you service or replace the carb.


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Posted: 10/09/20 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had very poor luck trying to rebuild carbs.
On my pressure washer, I went out and bought a new one from ebay for about $25
and it works great.

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Thanks all.

I installed a cheap china cheapo carb, but plan to clean the old one properly and keep it on hand.

After a few mins the motor smoothed out and the smoking stopped. 120v at the head, though I have not put a load on it since the wires were cut off.

Is it normal that so much heat is coming off the cyl head? The fan moves a huge amount of air over the head, but it is almost too hot to hold my hand there.

I put 15W40 oil in just to run it a few mins as I plan to drain the first oil out really soon anyway and put in 30. I have all this 15w from when I owned a diesel that I no longer have use for, so figured sacrifice that instead of 30w.

I am just keeping this on hand as an emergency home gen as I use a little 2200 gen for camper. What do people do with these, mount them on something? This is not meant to sit on the ground, but hang.
And, wow, is it loud without the cover. The exhaust is quiet but the valves, and even the air flow is loud.

* This post was edited 10/15/20 09:04am by mr_andyj *

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