Author Topic: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool  (Read 32460 times)

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2013, 09:15:36 pm »
I remember a 93 Harley I bought new had sealed adjustments.  Took it in to the dealer because it just was not right IMO and he drilled  the sealed area out and hooked me up with adjustment back then.  ;)
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 05:36:04 am »
remember the quadrajets? ;D
my old auto teacher would damn near blow the roof off the class if you mentioned removing the plugs over them air jets. always told us there is something else wrong ::)
"geeze, adjusted them on my '85 chevy caprice and it never ran better. no stumble, got rid of the slight roughness etc". he didn't want to hear it. of course, after all these years me and my friends still all laugh at mr. zielstrah and his funny notions. i just can't believe he's still a teacher there.


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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2013, 05:02:10 pm »
I take my handy-dandy Dremel tool and cut a slot in the top of the screw and use a regular screwdriver to do what needs to be done.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2013, 02:05:55 pm »
That's also a way to do it ;D
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2013, 02:22:15 pm »
IF the carb is off thats the way I done it in the past, cut slot.

Buttttttt if carb is on a customers running saw and you are just tuning it. I dont think you want the wasted time of doing such, pulling carb off etc.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2013, 09:27:27 pm »
Nice ideas here folks. Thanks for sharing. I have my first Poulan 3314 and need to tinker. Just can't see buying that expensive tool. I'm looking into the tube idea. Not a Lowes around my neck of the woods but H. Depot is nearby.

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2013, 07:51:05 pm »
 On my 5020 all i do for L&H adjustments is get the engine warm,kill it,pull the recoil assemble and cooling shroud,then replace just the recoil and lightly hold it while pulling ,then clamp a small pair of needle nose vise  grips on the adjuster and fine tune it redneck style ;)

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2013, 12:15:04 am »
I have found a couple of options to adjust my Zama W-26 3314 carb.

I bought two types of hoses to experiment. They both fit pretty snug on these carb screw splines.
The first I got was a 1/4" black air line hose from a well known auto parts store. Pretty stiff and tuff hose. It seems to grab the splines pretty good. Can be bought by the foot. Cost me .50 cents.
The second is a semi-clear hose from H. Depot that is normally used for refrigerator water lines. You can see the spline marks on the inside once removed from the screw. Had this around the shop so I took a foot of it to experiment. Not sure if you can buy small pieces of this. We bought it by the 10' roll. Don't recall the price but not too much.
Both of these hoses seem to have to same inside diameter. They both fit snugly through the adjusting tool holes in the side cover but will turn easily.

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2013, 12:30:19 am »
If you can get the screws out, just slot them with a Dremel cut-off disk. Saves a lot of frustration if you don't have the real tool.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2013, 07:59:34 am »
Cutting the slots with a dremel is definitely my backup plan.

 

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