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Old 05-27-2013, 12:17 PM
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i have an air leak in my sh 18 at the pinch screw. how can i fix it or should i purchas a new motor? thanks
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:47 PM
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i have an air leak in my sh 18 at the pinch screw. how can i fix it or should i purchas a new motor? thanks
whats a "pinch screw"?
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:38 AM
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its the screw that hold the engine together in the middle
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:00 AM
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Are you reffering to the nut/bolt that holds the carb down? It should have a little rubber O-ring sandwiched between,you can try loosening it,push down on the carb and tighen back up. I had to do this plus some rtv on my sh .18 (for some reason I wound up with a Caldera with the sh .18 that was riddled with leaks). Hope this helps...
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:15 PM
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yep that it... it leaks at that back part of the bolt not at the carb.... should i do the entire motor or just what leaks? thanks
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Throw some gasket maker on it before getting a new engine.
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