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Old 03-06-2013, 02:55 AM
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Good job on getting that jet out~
I did the ole file the screw driver down, but still couldnt get mine out ( didnt want to bouch it up and schell out that cash)
Those upper screws are fairly easy,..key is having the right fitting screw driver, they are not deep jets so the threads should be easy to back out,..but just shooting some carb cleaner and blow them out with a compresser should help and if you decide you need to take or want to take them out later, you dont have to take the carb off , just put a small paper towel in the carb opening so the screws do accidently pop in there~
Also while you have the cowling off blow the fins of the heads clean ,..helps keep the engine cool, those clogged fins can rob the life outta the engine quick with over heating~ Keep up the good work~
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:26 AM
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Here's a few screwdrivers I modified to work on carbs...
As always...Use a good tool when making a specialty tool..
If you use a cheap screwdriver...it wont hold up..
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:29 AM
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You can find carburetor tools here.

http://www.jackssmallengines.com/Pro...rburetor-Tools
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:32 AM
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Those tools are garbage...dont waste your money...
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:34 AM
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Back in the day when I did some basic gunsmithing, I picked up the 44 piece set show in the link below and have added a few individual tips since then. The blades are cylindrically shaped and hollow ground(rather than tapered)--you can pick the tip that fits the slot as well as the bore.

Needless to say, the small engine tech will not need the whole set--you can order the individual tips you want.

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...--prod417.aspx

One of the best investment in tools I've made over the years.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:38 AM
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Hey Dutch1 those are good tools.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:48 AM
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I got the main jet out with a bolt extractor (Pictured). Couldn't be happier I got that out. A new main jet for that carb cost $25 but thats a small price to pay instead of a new carb. Also the two jets on the top I don't think I'm even going to try to get them out unless you guys think I should. I don't want to break another one and I have the carb cleaner with the straw so I can shove it in those jets and hopefully blow it out pretty good. I'll check the coil spacing and checking out the valves as we speak.
Thanks for all the help guys. I'll keep you posted
-Cool tip I got from the guys down at the shop. To get jets out of deep threaded holes like that, a normal screwdriver is too wide to fit down in there. just grind down the sides of a flathead. Why did I not think of that
I like the Katoom in the background. One of the few remaining companies to make two strokers anymore.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:56 PM
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The valves were pretty far out of spec. On the four vales: I had two at ten thousands and two at eight thousands. I think I found a lot of the problem with those valves. Both valve cover gaskets tore taking them off so I need to replace those as well. I'll pick those up when my main jet comes in at the shop in a couple days.
Lawn Ranger- Yeah we definitely encountered the exact same problem here. I got all the jets out except for one of the top ones that is deep in there. I do need to clean it up she's looking dirty
Piston Slapper- Exactly what I need to do to mine right there. Good post
Patriot Services- Gotta love the smell of a two-stroke. Just rebuilt it from the ground up. I was out riding it in the snow today. Runs like a scared deer!
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