How to move the Carb e-clip

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by asfazrq, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. asfazrq

    asfazrq Member

    Hi all, i was wondering how to move the e-clip on the carb needle. I've tried moving it with two fingers, thumbs but it doesn't budge. It does spin so it's not stuck if you know what I mean. help is appreciated.
     

  2. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Press the open end against a flat surface and it will pop right off.
     
  3. asfazrq

    asfazrq Member

    Thanks AussieSteve.
     
  4. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    No problemo.
     
  5. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    yeah and potentially it can go flying across the room never to be found again.
    Use a pair of magnetic needlenose pliers to grab it, and pull it off of the needle.
     
  6. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Not if you keep your thumb on it - I've never lost one.
    I put it on the bench with my thumb on it, holding the clip, then press the needle down onto the bench. Nothing can fly anywhere.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  7. Alson

    Alson Member

    Thanks Steve jt works well, and this c-clip is from the CNS carb and jt smaller, i put it in the gruve that I wanted by a pare of plyers lined jt up and pushed it in
     
  8. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    man...spell check is a great tool, and every computer has it!
     
  9. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Whi nieds a speelcheker? Knot mee.

    Incidentally, motorpsycho, when I look at the 'Similar Threads' at the bottom of the page, it seems that a lot of people do lose their 'c' clips.

    Edit: But I don't.
     
  10. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    yes steve, a lot of people do loose the "c" clip (but they are actually "E" clips).
    that's why i suggested a pair of magnetic needle nose pliers to pull the clip off.
     
  11. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    For some people maybe. (Especially the clumsy ones.)
    Personally, I'll stick to my method. In over 35 years of tinkering with bike carbs, I've never lost a 'c'/'e' clip.
     
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