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#1 Tractor Chance OFFLINE  

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:09 PM

Next question.  :)

 

My when I open the fuel line, to allow fuel into the carb, fuel basically runs out the bottom of this silver thing.

 

I attached a picture.  The arrow is pointing to where the fuel appears to be leaking.  I bought a gasket kit for this engine, but there is not gasket that fits here.  Also, there was no gasket there, what so ever.

 

Should I use the fluid gasket maker stuff and make a gasket for right there?

 

Thanks

TC

 

 

 

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 04:02 PM

You need to get a carb kit to get the gaskets. I believe there should be a gasket at the top of the bowl. 


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 04:27 PM

Like Brian said, you need to buy a carb rebuild kit. It will come with gaskets. There are two gaskets there. One fits in a groove around the carb body and the other sets on top of it; then the bowl presses into both of them. A kit is like $10.


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 11:27 PM

Took the carb to a local small engine repair guy.  He showed me that there is a small pin that is missing, so the fuel just dumps into the bowl until it start over flowing.  I ordered the pin AND the gaskets you two talked about.


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 05:33 AM

It sounds like someone took the carb apart at some point and didn't re assemble it correctly. You are bound to find a few things wrong with a tractor this old from neglect, wear and tear and poor maintenance. Keep at it and when you have it all sorted out you'll have a very capable tractor that would cost 5k+ to buy new. 



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Posted August 29, 2013 - 07:33 PM

ISSUE FIXED

 

The carb has a small floaty thing.  It looks like a donut.  It's about 3" across.  It floats in the fuel.  It reminds me of the thing in the toilet.  Anyhow that pushes a small pin up into the incoming fuel line, to stop the fuel.   The pin was missing.

 

I purchased a new set of gaskets and a new pin for $12.

 

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