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#16 wilberj ONLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2015 - 11:09 AM

Take the plate the filter sits on off them remove all the linkages and lines to the carb. last thing you should need to do is remove the two nuts holding it to the manifold and the carb should be free. I take a photo of it as you go so you know were everything goes when you put it back together.



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Posted March 07, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Ok so don't remove the manifold. Thanks
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Posted March 07, 2015 - 01:01 PM

Removing the manifold is the easiest way but you don't have to,you can remove linkages and cables,remove the bracket holding carb in place,remove the 2 nuts holding it onto the intake,you will have to do that equally so it slides out,little tricky but can be done

Edited by blackjackjakexxix, March 07, 2015 - 02:05 PM.

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Posted March 07, 2015 - 02:28 PM

Ok, plan on doing that tomorrow. Will keep you all posted

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Posted March 08, 2015 - 03:09 PM

UPDATE: I am very pleased to report that I believe the issue is resolved. I put some sea foam in and replaced the spark plugs and I had it running for probably close to 10 minutes without any issues. Thanks to everyone who helped with their thoughts and input. I'm sure it seemed minor to many but this machine is very important to me so I might have made more of the issue than it warranted. Still very thankful for the help.

Next weekend I will change all the fluids and change the fuel filter and put some more sea foam in the gas and oil.

Now the next question. You all got me thinking that I have never serviced the engine (heads, valves etc) since I bought the machine 8 years ago. Hour meter says 398. No idea how accurate that is but could be right since the machine was completely redone before I bought it. I'm hesitant to try to fix what isn't broken but I understand the value of preventative maintenance. What would you guys do if you were me?

Thanks again
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Posted March 08, 2015 - 04:17 PM

Well as you said the old adage " if it's not broke..."
Buy, borrow,or rent a compression tester , see what it pops and go from there (IMO if mine it's what I'd do)

Edited by WrenchinOnIt, March 08, 2015 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted March 08, 2015 - 05:18 PM

Ok. I was thinking the same. Thabks





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