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 Top carburetor gasket too small 
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Post Top carburetor gasket too small
We have the SAV small idle screw carburetor repair kits. We found that the top gasket that goes under the cover is too small, all of the holes won't align with all of the ports. SAV said all their gaskets are the same. Do these gaskets need to be soaked in something to expand and fit the ports?

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Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:23 pm
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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
Do you have a non standard carb on the rear??Are they exactly equal?

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:07 am
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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
As far as I know they're exactly equal. I'm not with the Pinz now. I'll check with my Brother and see if he found the same problem on both carbs.

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:10 am
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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
My Brother said the same problem on both carbs, top gasket too small.

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:41 am
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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
interesting! I have never had this happen. I've had to modify gaskets to add a hole, but never had an issue with it being too small.

(I really want to make a crude joke right now)

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:31 am
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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
You may want to soak the gaskets for a while so they expand and fit right. Not sure what to use as a liquid. Jim made mention of this one time.


Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:02 pm
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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
pinzinator wrote:
You may want to soak the gaskets for a while so they expand and fit right. Not sure what to use as a liquid. Jim made mention of this one time.


I saw that somewhere too, but couldn't find it again. It seems like one choice was brake cleaner?

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:13 pm
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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
For cork gaskets steam them, once soft then put them in place and allow to dry.
This is typical of the valve cover gaskets, I had a set that shrunk and needed to
be reshaped -- as per Jim L's instructions. I presume your gasket is off by only
a small amount and not a more than normal shrinkage would explain?

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:11 pm
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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
I think it might be shrinkage. Most of the ports and holes lined up, but one very small port didn't line up at all.

We do have a hand steamer. Any tricks to that?

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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
You want to flood that gasket with "live steam" Older movie buffs will pick up on that one :D
I'd use a Stove top steamer that fits inside a pot a flood those gaskets like your steaming a
pot full of Mussels. Give it 5 to 10 minuets and see they are soft and pliable.

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:46 pm
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Post Re: Top carburetor gasket too small
Well we dodged the bullet this time. When I told SAV about the small gaskets, they sent me two new ones. The new ones fit perfectly. Although the ones that were good from SAV and the ones in the kit from SAV are reportedly the same gaskets according to SAV, the ones in the kit had shrunk.

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