Carby Finger tightening the Carb top, or using a tool?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Fletch, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Fletch

    Fletch Member

    What do you guys do to tighten down the top of the carb? Finger tightening doesn't get it as far as it will go. When I use an adjustable pliers the teeth mark up the carb. Lately I've been using a paper towel or thin cloth underneath the pliers, but I'm wondering if there is a better way/tool?

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    my vote.... finger tight
  3. Dave C

    Dave C Member

    Try and remove whatever is in the way? I know it means tearing the carb down but it might just be casting flash or threads not fully formed. I'd have a sharp triangle file, some 220 wet/dry sanpaper and the Dremel ready to go. You have to not only look for problems you have to feel for them. If I remember right I think the threads are cast into the top. I wouldn't be suprized to find the parting line needs to be filed off of the threads
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I hand tighten it. The metal in a carb isn't very strong.