Originally Posted by biodale
Hello. I'm still Chilling, but your experience mirrors my own. I'm sure you have learned a lot about these carbs, but my point in my earlier post is that it is not economically practical to spend much on the repair of this type of equipment. You said in an earlier post you had at least 20 hours of your time on this equipment. I bet at minimum wage plus parts your have $250 invested in this. I hope you get it running, but even if you do you have a lot invested in a used piece of equipment.
My equipment is in nice shape, fairly new and starts and runs well not because I have extra money to throw about but just the opposite. I can't afford equipment that is giving me problems.
I do completely understand the "I'm not going to let it beat me" attitude tho.
Wasn't me, it was someone else who said that. I might have 20 hours or more in it. But this is my own time, doing DIY stuff, and I don't really put a price on time spent fixing something if it saves real cash dollars in the long run.
I spent a week overhauling the A/C in my wife's 230K mile Corolla last summer after it went out. Cost me around $300 total in parts and refrigerant (free equipment rental), where a shop could have easily charged $1K for the job but had it finished in a day or two. That's real monetary savings to me because I was able so spend money on other things would have gone to labor charges at the shop.