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Old 12-10-2008, 02:06 PM
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I am cleaning/"rebuilding" an older Tecumseh carb. (Ariens snowblower - would be hard to start then only run at one speed after playing with both mix.screws and idle speed - good compression, good spark). I took it off the engine and don't see anything other than the 2 jets and needle valve (from the float) that I replaced when it was on the engine. Took out that "freeze plug" type plug and nothing in there - no passages - just an empty chamber to nowhere . What's the point of taking the thing off if the base gasket is good (which it is...)?
Thanks - also could use a diagram of the thing

Bob
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:18 PM
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I am not sure what model you have

http://www.lawn-mower-shop.com/carb1.htm


http://www.jackssmallengines.com/faqrebuildcarb.cfm
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:33 PM
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Thanks Kingair - that's the exact one I have - (Old style) - seems to simple to ever screw up - maybe I just gotta let it soak in something for a while......
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:53 PM
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Before I repowered, I had a Force engine and I had to rebuild the carbs. They were varnished over and a good soaking did the job. Glad to help.

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Old 12-11-2008, 06:34 AM
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King air is dead on and the diagram is great. If you use carb cleaner make sure you get the complete carb kit as some had needle sets that the cleaner will dissolve or damage. Good luck and always use gas stabilizer.
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