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Best place to get a carb rebuild kit, Dealer or ???

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, May 19, 2013.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Dealer , ebay,Bailey's , or other ???

    It's for a HUSQVARNA 61 with a tillotson carb

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  2. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Ok , I am going to add
    1. what, where is fastest way to get a kit??
    2. I can get an after market new carb for 25-30 bucks, would it be better to rebuild old one ??
  3. Foragefarmer

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    Given that rebuild kits are 10 bucks or so I would buy the new carb as long as it is as good as OEM.
    I just bought a new carb for my Husqvarna weedeater from the dealer and it was $24.99. I figure my time is worth more than the difference in cost between the two options. If the carb had been $50-60 I might have bought a rebuild kit.
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  4. TreePointer

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    +1

    Time and effort are worth something to me. The last time I had a carb issue was on a 25 year old White lawnmower. I found that a new OEM carb was <$30 from PartsTree, so I bought it and bolted it on. No tiny screws, rubber gaskets, plugs, etc. to deal with, and I didn't have to buy that new ultrasonic cleaner I keep putting off getting, LOL!

    JacksSmallEngines is also a good place to order rebuild kits.
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  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah. Some new carbs are cheaper than a kit and can of carb cleaner. The last two I needed to kit I just replaced.
  6. MasterMech

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    Depends on the aftermarket carb. If it's a recognizable brand, then do it. (Zama, Walbro, etc.) If it's a Chinese no-name, then it's a risk. Could go very well or not so.
  7. HDRock

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    Well I fixed the screw on the cover that was letting saw dust in, put a gasket on the carb throat ,gave it a shot of carb cleaner and it's running fine now but in last pic I found oil seeping out, is it coming from the bar oil tank ;? First two pics are of all the crap that got in the carb
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  8. MasterMech

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    Looks like maybe a leakin case gasket? That's not a simple fix. Would involve splitting the crankcase. I'd leave it alone unless it's making a real big mess or the gasket starts to leak air into the crankcase.
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    I only ran it a couple of min.though
    So , unless the other part of the gasket around the crank case is leaking,It's ok to run ??
    I will check torque on bolts, screws

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  10. StihlHead

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    +1 on JacksSmallEngines online for carb kits.

    I would try some JB Weld on the case leak foist... splitting them is a PITA. I have done some amazing things with chainsaws using Super glue and JB Weld.
  11. HDRock

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    I was thinking maybe JB Weld, if I can get it clean enough to stick, might work out
  12. StihlHead

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    Use something like Xylene to clean it with, or even lacquer thinner to get the paint off. I have used JB on plastic parts, magnesium and aluminum with very good results. That stuff holds up well over time.

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