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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2014, 01:20:40 am »
So have you used any of these kits yet?  I'm curious about the quality of $4 carb rebuild kits...
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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2014, 06:41:07 am »
Zamas are the worst to find .Those rascals have so many models and if each and every number is not the exact match they will not work.Drives me nutz.

Usually  I just buy the basic kits with only the diaphragms and gaskets.Here of late I've noticed a good many newer kits have the check valve assemblies made of a mylar type material rather than the old buna-n type paper or cloth .I assume this type has been upgraded to be more robust  against ethanol deteriation.

I've noticed the Mylar pump check valves/pump diaphragms also.

Within some circles it is considered that the Mylar pump diaphragms do not pump fuel as well as the Kevlar brownish woven diaphragms.

So if you have both in the kit - use the Kevlar?

The Stens kits tended to have both types?
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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2014, 11:34:39 am »
Zamas are the worst to find .Those rascals have so many models and if each and every number is not the exact match they will not work.Drives me nutz.

Usually  I just buy the basic kits with only the diaphragms and gaskets.Here of late I've noticed a good many newer kits have the check valve assemblies made of a mylar type material rather than the old buna-n type paper or cloth .I assume this type has been upgraded to be more robust  against ethanol deteriation.

I've noticed the Mylar pump check valves/pump diaphragms also.

Within some circles it is considered that the Mylar pump diaphragms do not pump fuel as well as the Kevlar brownish woven diaphragms.

So if you have both in the kit - use the Kevlar?

The Stens kits tended to have both types?

Looked and can't find it again but I think I remember reading the mylar diaphragms go in carb bodies that are machined and the other diaphragms go in carb bodies that are not machined flat. something about sealing quality on the different surfaces.
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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2014, 10:32:19 pm »
It's a company callled Carb Tech Solution and they have the best prices on carb kits I've seen. Also free shipping on most.

The prices on carb kits are really cheap, but when you load an item into your cart it says free shipping next to it, but when you go to check out it says you need $50 worth of merchandise to qualify for free shipping. Pretty misleading. But the shipping rate for half a dozen carb kits is still only a $6 flat rate box.

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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2014, 11:15:51 pm »
I just bought a couple genuine Zama kits free shipping. They fit perfect. I went by the picture. The metering valve diaphragm had to have a little hole in the edge in just the right place.

The local junk store didn't have any like I wanted.
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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2014, 11:41:08 pm »
I bought a handful of these kits, and they seem to be fine. Used another one last night.

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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2014, 10:20:40 am »
Zamas are the worst to find .Those rascals have so many models and if each and every number is not the exact match they will not work.Drives me nutz.

Usually  I just buy the basic kits with only the diaphragms and gaskets.Here of late I've noticed a good many newer kits have the check valve assemblies made of a mylar type material rather than the old buna-n type paper or cloth .I assume this type has been upgraded to be more robust  against ethanol deteriation.

I've noticed the Mylar pump check valves/pump diaphragms also.

Within some circles it is considered that the Mylar pump diaphragms do not pump fuel as well as the Kevlar brownish woven diaphragms.

So if you have both in the kit - use the Kevlar?

The Stens kits tended to have both types?

Looked and can't find it again but I think I remember reading the mylar diaphragms go in carb bodies that are machined and the other diaphragms go in carb bodies that are not machined flat. something about sealing quality on the different surfaces.

The pump diaphragm will get a gasket between it and the carb body so there shouldn't be a worry of sealing.  Now the check valve (flapper) goes directly against the carb body which will always be machined flat. 

It looks like they have great deals on fuel filters as well. 

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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2014, 11:50:54 am »
I bought a handful of these kits, and they seem to be fine. Used another one last night.

This is good to know. Thanks  for feedback.  If for my own saws no problem. But didnt want to put in other folks saws till tested out.
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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2014, 11:48:23 am »
The surplus hardware store up town used to have the Stens Zama kits and I've used several that were very satisfactory.

They have mostly Stens Walbro applications now.

Like was said earlier, the Stens kits are OK but are not much different in price than OEM.
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Re: cheap carb rebuild kits
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2014, 01:50:20 pm »
At least you can get them. Support from Walbro can be spotty, Tillotson is pretty much a write off. I don't know how Zama is.
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