Flojet Carb. Long Spring Purpose

RoysAtco

LawnSite Member
Location
Southeast Spain
Hi All,
I'm renovating a 1990 12hp B&S flathead.

The flojet carburetor should have a long spring (6-7 inch) connected to the throttle on the carb which comes from the governor. Mine doesn't have the spring but the bar from the governor to the carb throttle is in place.

So my question is, what does the spring do, and can I get away with not having one. I've done some research and a couple of mechanics have said it doesn't make any difference to the running whether it's fitted or not. I don't see why a spring would be fitted if it's not necessary. Seems strange.

Thanks in advance,


Roy
 

BigFish

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
chesapeake, va
The link from gov. to carb throttle usually is installed thru the spring .
The spring basically helps to eliminate the slop/slack between the two.
Not a big deal, but ya can order one if it needs it.
Can also use a dab of tacky grease at each end.
 
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RoysAtco

LawnSite Member
Location
Southeast Spain
The link from gov. to carb throttle usually is installed thru the spring .
The spring basically helps to eliminate the slop/slack between the two.
Not a big deal, but ya can order one if it needs it.
Can also use a dab of tacky grease at each end.
Many thanks BigFish. Good idea about the grease.
 

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