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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:55 pm 
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In Wheelman's OCD world, there's usually a reason for the craziness. Twice now I've suffered a near-dislocation of a carburetor - once it literally fell out of the sleve, hanging by the cable and fuel line. Both times, I had neglected this simple step:

Be sure to clean all the fuel/oil mixture residue from the inside of the rubber sleeve "donut" of the CT manifold and the spigot on the carb. I give it the twice-over with a paper towel sprayed with a little brake cleaner. The rubber should feel dry and a little squeaky when you rub your (clean) finger across - Don't use your greasy mitts and put back the oil you just removed...

Seat the carb and ensure the rib inside the socket catches the notch in the spigot. Tighten the clamp firmly - like a strong handshake - being careful that the clamp stays perpendicular. Be careful not to strip the worm gear, but make it tight. Remember that the engine isn't suspended and sharp jolts can loosen a sloppy carb mounting job.

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