A carburetor is always a very important mechanical device in a lot of internal combustion engines. Though carburetors are popular in motor vehicles, a snowblower has this device as well though a little bit smaller. The snowblower carburetor works just the same and must be rebuilt in just the same manner. Here is a guide to help you in case you need to rebuild your snowblower carburetor:
- Prepare al the materials you need for this job. Here are the things you need in rebuilding the carburetor: air filter, filled oilcan, flathead screwdriver, wire scrub brush, Philips screwdriver, steel swivel screw, steel bolt, dry cloth, and adjustable wrench.
- Take the carburetor air filter off the device. The air filter is located right at the top portion of the snowblower carburetor. Take the filter off using a flathead screwdriver especially if it is corroded.
- Clean the area where the filter was removed. Get a wire brush and use it to scrub the area where the filter was taken. Once done, attach the new carburetor air filter into its proper place.
- Access the choke valve of the carburetor. Get a Philips screwdriver and use it to unscrew the valve. Then, take off the old screw from the valve.
- Apply some oil into the choke valve. Get the choke valve and use oil can to apply some oil around the area of the screw. Once done, fasten it again to its place in the carburetor using a new swivel screw. Be certain that the choke valve rotates freely once you have screwed it in. Test the choke valve for this condition by tapping the valve a couple of times.
- Access the carburetor's fuel delivery compartment. Open the compartment and remove its metering rod using an adjustable wrench. Discard the bolt that attaches the rod to the mechanical linkage.
- Clean the carburetor’s mechanical rod very well. Use a dry cloth to clean off residue and oil from the metering rod. You can also use WD-40 so as to loosen any residue in the rod. Baking soda powder can also work as a great alternative for WD-40.
- Attach the rod to the linkage again. Use a new steel bolt to reattach the metering rod's top to the linkage. Use an adjustable wrench to help you with this process. Also, make sure that you are using a steel bolt that is six inches in length.
- Take the float valve out of the carburetor. Unscrew this valve with the use of an adjustable wrench. It is always possible that there is corrosion in the attachment area. If this is the case, clean it with a dry cloth. If the corrosion is very serious, you already need to replace the float valve.
- Clean the fuel nozzle of the carburetor. Clear the pathway of the nozzle to the air intake area by scrubbing it with a wire brush. Scrub as well the float valve before you reattach it to the float chamber. Use an adjustable wrench to secure it inside the carburetor.
Rebuilding the snowblower carburetor is not a task that demands a lot
from you. With these simple steps, you can rebuild your carburetor and
use it to help your snowblower function smoothly and perfectly again.