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Rusty 2N    Posted 05-11-2018 at 19:09:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Collapsed float?!
  • Had to replace the center gasket on this tsx 33. Found the floats collapsed!! Had this carb open a couple weeks back, they were fine then. Any thoughts? Thank you Rusty

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-12-2018 at 06:20:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Collapsed float?!
  • I'm assuming you mean the gasket between the two carb halves and not the gasket between the carb and manifold intake. How did you determine the gasket needed replacing, was it leaking? What did you do to the carb a few weeks ago when you had it off? A rebuild? I always put new gaskets on when the carb is off anyway mainly because they come in a new carb kit anyway. By collapsing now, is it because the float has gotten fuel in it? Or is it due to the setting/gage height wasn't right? Air wouldn't cause sagging or collapsing but, sometimes guys take their air guns and blast compressed air into the fuel inlet port to try and clean out ant dirt and that could damage the float. Once you get a pinhole in the float, gas will get in it ad weigh it down so it can't 'float' anymore. Have you installed a new float and set it?

    Tim Daley(MI)

    JMOR    Posted 05-11-2018 at 22:38:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Freezing temperatures?

    Den N Ms    Posted 05-11-2018 at 21:51:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Didn't blow in to the fuel inlet with a blow gun did ya.

    R Geiger    Posted 05-11-2018 at 20:23:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Had any backfires lately? I have heard that it can cause collapsed floats.

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