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Old 04-04-2013, 11:05 PM
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Wanting to learn about 2 stroke carburetors.

I finally feel comfortable enough to rebuild my own two stroke carbs after some encouraging words from a friend who is great at working on small engines. I am beginning my twelfth year in the lawncare business and have learned more and more every year about being my own mechanic. These small carbs have always scared me because they are so small and finicky. I have been a creeper on this sit for a long time and I have always had great luck at finding answers through a search or just checking almost every thread. What I am looking for on this post is just some general education about small carbs. What I am trying on first is an old set of echo hedge trimmers that belonged to my father. I started taking care of my parents lawn and landscape about six years ago when my father was diagnosed with dementia. My father had quite the green thumb and spent most of his free time working with their landscape, so he usually bought good equipment to work with. After he passed away this winter it has been my job to get his shop back in order. These trimmers haven't ran in probably five years because I just always used my equipment. What I am working with is echo hedge trimmers. Model #HC-1600. The carb is a Zama C1UK35. I have already ordered the rebuild kit and new fuel lines and tank grommet. I feel comfortable with reassembly once the kit comes in. I am just curious about what each port and internal parts function is, just for personnel knowledge. I know that not all carbs are the same, but I have to start somewhere lol. I am going to attempt to upload the pics that I have so please bare with me. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:07 PM
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How do I post the pics from an iPhone or iPad?
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:29 PM
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:32 PM
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:33 PM
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I hope the pics uploaded.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:48 PM
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:12 AM
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Zama and Walbro have websites with illustrations, and technical information about their carburetors.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:27 AM
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http://wem.walbro.com/distributors/servicemanuals/

http://www.zamacarb.com/pdfs/TechGuide_2007.pdf


There are a lot of aftermarket carb parts out there. Never used

them and don't plan to ever use them.


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Old 04-05-2013, 11:39 AM
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You'll find good info here -

http://www.zamacarb.com/techsupport.html

Not much too it. Just make sure you get the metering lever set correctly

http://www.walbro.com/techtipsmetering

To help with that pick up these tools.

http://www.amazon.com/Zama-500-13-1-...5175925&sr=1-1

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:40 AM
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Quote:
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http://wem.walbro.com/distributors/servicemanuals/

http://www.zamacarb.com/pdfs/TechGuide_2007.pdf


There are a lot of aftermarket carb parts out there. Never used

them and don't plan to ever use them.


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You beat me to it!

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