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rebuilding zama carburetors

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by tomhome1, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. tomhome1

    tomhome1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Is there something I'm missing when rebuilding zamas;the last 2 I've tried I couldn't get right:wouldn't perform at all.
  2. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 1,784

    There are a few threads in here on rebuilding carbs, do a search and cherry pick the ones that might help.....Any more, I'll just replace the carb, it's faster and I know it's going to work when I'm done.
    ericg likes this.
  3. WalkerMike98

    WalkerMike98 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    They have some type of one way valve that cannot be repaired. I am not an expert but you are wasteing your time. The carbs are junk once they start acting up. I learned this the hardway myself. I have had to replace 6 of them. I started using premium gas and have not had any more problems. Also if the piece of equipment has not been used in a few weeks I dump out the fuel and use fresh gas.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    I tried to rebuild one and no luck.....got a new one for $57 and it fixed my

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