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Re: carburetor adjustment on a farmall 560

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It sat for 2 years? That carburetor needs MORE than a simple adjustment. it needs a complete disassembly and cleaning.

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 Re: carburetor adjustment on a farmall 560 in reply to MisterT, 01-03-2013 07:44:47  
Yeah, when I said we 'got somebody to poke at it', I mean he did take the carb off and clean it out. The needle was stuck. He also pulled the gas tank off and cleaned it and put a new sediment bowl on it.

But it looks like he re-used the old gasket between the carb and intake manifold, and any other gasket he'd have just sat down with an exacto knife and cut out to make a seal. But there's a loud hissing sound from that area of the tractor. (I did notice that some hissing was heard out the dipstick hole, but I think this may be something else.)

Anyway I did a (very) crude test and wrapped duct tape around that gasket and I did get smoother acceleration through the lower third throttle range--that's why I think that should be replaced.

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