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#1 roan853 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Just purchased this 7016H ,carb leaking suspect float,not sure. There is lots of black soot on hood next to exhaust pipe.

I am new to site also to the older Simplicity Tractors.I'm thinking that a rebuild on the carb is in order .

There seems to be a weep hole at the bottom of the carb.Not sure about what thats for.

If anyone has an idea what the solution might be , I would appreciate it very much.

Ron


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Welcome to the forum, and to vintage Simplicity ownership!! Lots of soot usually indicates running too rich, A good carb cleaning and adjust at least, seems in order.  Let us know what you find.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 12:33 PM

Welcome to GTtalk Ron.  Peter is right, sounds like it is running to rich. It sounds like a good carburetor cleaning & adjustment are in order.  Make sure you clean behind the welch plugs.  Tip: If you haven't done this before, take a lot of pictures before you ever turn a wrench, both closeups and normal.  Then take pictures as you disassemble.  This will give you a reference as you go back together with it.  Good luck.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 01:54 PM

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I took the carb off ,on the bottom there is a small  plug.The plug has pin hole in it.does this mean the carb is junk ?

 

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 02:13 PM

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I took the carb off ,on the bottom there is a small  plug.The plug has pin hole in it.does this mean the carb is junk ?

 

 

That is just a weep hole for when the carb floods over. Either you have a needle, seat, or float issue or the main jet tube is leaking. If you hold the carb upright and try to blow in the fuel inlet, you should be able to. Then flip the carb upside down and try to blow again. You should not be able to blow through it. If you pass that test, try taking the main jet out and see if you can tighten the tube up inside of it. The tube has to come out to get the air horn off anyway. Oh....Welcome to the forum!!


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 04:31 PM

Wild Bill

I took the carb off ,on the bottom there is a small  plug.The plug has pin hole in it.does this mean the carb is junk ?

 

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I think Doug answered your question pretty well.  Have you noticed your oil quanity going up?  This is one of the signs a carburetor is flooding.  If so, change your oil as well because it is contaminated.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 05:11 PM

Welcome to GTTAlk. It could just be a leaky gasket. A good cleaning and a carb kit would be a good way to make sure it's not going to give you any grief. 


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Doug and the guys have covered the bases.  :thumbs:

 

I do have kits for you if you want a carb kit.

 

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Just make sure you use the correct screwdriver when you take the main jet out. Don't damage the threads getting it out. Roger.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Just make sure you use the correct screwdriver when you take the main jet out. Don't damage the threads getting it out. Roger.

 

That should be in bold letters in any response.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 10:48 PM

Just from my own experience. I was able to fix my mistake but I have a buch that were messed up before I got them. Roger.



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Posted November 19, 2013 - 04:25 AM

This has some troubleshooting for your carb.

http://gardentractor...update-seminar/


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 12:08 AM

I think Doug answered your question pretty well. Have you noticed your oil quanity going up? This is one of the signs a carburetor is flooding. If so, change your oil as well because it is contaminated.

A Flo-jet carb can't flood into the oil pan, the bowl is two inches or so below the intake "manifold" and will leak out the bottom of horn. Btw Even the brand new Flo-jet is notorious for dripping out bottom when engine is not running. It is a standard practice to turn off the fuel valve when you park the tractor. I prevent blackening of my paint around the exhaust port in the hood by installing a chrome exhaust extension made from a 1 1/4" metal sink tail pipe.

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