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Re: gas ih 560 carb keeps freezing up

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12-29-2012 17:53:42

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Open the main jet up just a little bit till you find the spot that works. When it is cold out some times you need a richer mix to run well. You can also make a side cover to help hold in heat. Some people make a cover from foil so as to help hold more heat in the area. That is why on the older cars they had a tube that went from the exhaust manifold into the air cleaner intake to pull the warm air into the carb so that carb icing did not happen but on a tractor doing that would not be easy

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12-30-2012 07:40:10

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 Re: gas ih 560 carb keeps freezing up in reply to old, 12-29-2012 17:53:42  
Engine runs cooler on rich mixture, hotter on lean.

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12-30-2012 10:37:55

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 Re: gas ih 560 carb keeps freezing up in reply to GordoSD, 12-30-2012 07:40:10  
Ya but in the winter an engine runs better when set rich so whats your point or just being your normal but head again

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12-30-2012 14:14:09

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 Re: gas ih 560 carb keeps freezing up in reply to old, 12-30-2012 10:37:55  
Old and Gordo -- You can richen the mixture because cold air is heavier than warm air, thus more air allows the mixture to be richened in cold weather. If you heat the air then you lose the advantage of the cold air--but if it is necessary to get rid of the frost, there is no choice.

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