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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2013 - 05:18 PM

I'm having trouble with the carb on my Troy Built Tiller. Its an 8 hp Tecumseh. The book shows a tool that has a small hook on the end for pulling out the center of the carb. Does anybody know a field expediant for that tool? I'm working from the manual that WildBill put in the Manuals Section. Thanks, Rick



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Posted June 09, 2013 - 05:34 PM

Push it out from the top with flathead screw driver


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Posted June 09, 2013 - 05:59 PM

The casting is in the way. I'm trying to get the main jet and seat out. It is up the center of the carb that sits in the float bowl. A little water got in. The book says to get a new one, but I'll try fixing it. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 09, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Rick, find a dentist's tool set. 

 

Which tool number are you thinking?  I might have one NOS

 

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Posted June 09, 2013 - 06:29 PM

The manual for servicing the seat says take a wire or paper clip,and put a 3/32 hook on it to pull out the viton seat,I do not see a service tool for that.Use a 5/32 flat punch to install the new seat


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 04:34 PM

I bought a little set of picks at harbor freight, used one of them to pull the float needle seat in a Tec 6 Hp recently, worked great.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 08:45 AM

I used bent paper clips and wires. It is now all disassembled. The ilde passages must be plugged. I'm going to try a fine copper wire down the passages and then compressed air. If that doen't work, I'll use a syringe of lemon juice down the passages and hope it eats the corrosion. Thanks for the advice. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 08:50 AM

I'll bet a crochet hook would have worked, too.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:30 PM

I'll bet a crochet hook would have worked, too.


Speaking of a crochet hook, where the heck is that shaw you've been promising to make me ?

Sorry, back to topic, just had to get that out of my system. Broken promises are heartbreaking. : )

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:45 PM

???  

 

 

It's either my old age memory or yours. I have no idea what your talking about.



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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:37 AM

I have the dental tools and the picks from HF and they are great for getting seats out and getting down into hard to reach places on a carb.  A friend of mine taught me to use a wire from a wire brush to clean out jets and small passages.  Hope you get it going Rick.


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 07:51 AM

I have the HF tools including the spray gun cleanning kit. As a shade tree mechanic I've been inventing and cobbling tools for years. I also like to use tooth picks. I found that the idle passage is very difficult to clean. One thing that helped was a rubber tipped blow gun to the bottom of the pick up casting. I put my finger in the throat and covered the high speed opening and blew. Most of the air was then forced through the idle passages.

 

I put it together last night and started it. It ran for a little while but, the float sank. I'll get a new float today and try to get it going after the rain ends late tomorrow. I also picked up a 4' x 8' trailer of horse manure. Took an hour of shovelling to load it but, should make the garden happy. I'm a month late on the garden, but with all the rain we've had it would have drowned anyway. Good Luck, Rick

 

My play time may be ending soon. I got a job offer yesterday. I'll be working nights through October. Right now I have time and no money. In a month, I'll have money but no time. Its always something!


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 08:47 AM

Out of all the engines and carburetors I work on it always seems like it is the Tecumseh floats that go bad.  I had a mower a while back, I picked up at a yard sale, and it did the same thing.

 

Glad you got a job offer Rick,  What will you be doing? 


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:01 AM

Inspecting pavement markings on highways. Its pretty dangerous because it will be late at night and in the area of the two big casinos where alot of drunk drivers seem to come from. The pay will be very good but, I don't know how this old body will handle the night shift. If I can take it, I'll have a warm weather job for this year and the next two. I may end up sleeping in my car when I get off work. After a nap I'll drive home. I hope that works. We will see how it works out.



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:24 AM

Inspecting pavement markings on highways. Its pretty dangerous because it will be late at night and in the area of the two big casinos where alot of drunk drivers seem to come from. The pay will be very good but, I don't know how this old body will handle the night shift. If I can take it, I'll have a warm weather job for this year and the next two. I may end up sleeping in my car when I get off work. After a nap I'll drive home. I hope that works. We will see how it works out.

 

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