Thread: Removing stuck needle seat
05-19-2010, 01:57 PM #1
Removing stuck needle seat
Any advice on removing a stuck needle seat? I'm rebuilding carbs for a friend's ski that sat for two years, and two of the needle seats are stuck firmly in the carbs and leaking around the o-ring at about 40 PSI. I've tried PB-Blaster, carb cleaner, soap, and using enough force with a pair of needle nose plier I thought I would crimp the seat. And yes, I've removed the retaining horseshoe.
05-19-2010, 03:56 PM #2
Damn, those things must be in bad condition to not come out with PB Blaster.
You may have to resort to using a dremel to cut a slot in the top of the seat and using a large flat head screwdriver to turn them out. Then clean the heck of them to get the shavings out.
05-19-2010, 09:38 PM #3
Thanks David. I'm soaking them in PB again tonight and I'll see if that helps at all, then I'll give slotting them a shot.
Good to see you're still around - sent those ProTec reed stuffers off to Bill to have them machined to work with the V-Force reeds a while back and they're happily back to work with a new lease on life.
05-20-2010, 01:13 AM #4
take the fuel pump side apart remove the filter and tap it out from the back side with a punch. I am assuming the screw and clamp are removed that holds it in?
05-20-2010, 07:09 AM #5
Dangit, that seems pretty obvious now. Thanks Bill!
05-20-2010, 09:26 AM #6
I have tried Bills method and works great. one time I resorted to sticking a big easy out in the top, just to see if I could spin the seat to break it free a bit. That worked too.
Hope you get it out!
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