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Taking something apart - Take a picture before

I recently had the experience of taking a carb off a Tecumseh 10hp engine and screwing up the install that I had to post *** on here asking for help. Had I taken a picture of it before I took the carb off I would have had the pic to refer to for the install.

The problem - I took the carb off and somehow the throttle lever got moved down that when I installed the carb the high speed screw did not touch the indent and I only had one speed rather than a range of speeds. This caused an interference with the proper operation of the governor throttle linkage. I posted, it was suggested to pull off the carb, then when the was off I moved the throttle lever upwards seeing everything reset properly.

For those who are thinking why I did not take a pic - I seldom have my cell phone with me. When working in the garage or yard, I have the wireless house phone with me. I so seldom use my cell phone, maybe once a week, once every three weeks, it stays in the house. And up to September, I was using a dumb phone. This is my first smart phone so I don't have an old smart phone to put in my toolbox.

Did I learn my lesson? Probably not but I promise I'll be better going in the house at times to retrieve it.
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The simple fact of having a camera with you nearly all of the time is a huge smart phone benefit. I use it to record all sorts of visuals, like prices in a store, the level I parked on and anything else I want to remember.
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Just be careful, after your in the habit of taking the pics, you finish the job and ge all excited when it comes out right and you forget all about just another pic on the phone..... I have pics od carbs I have not owned in years at this moment ...... I ALWAYS forget to delete stuff LOL
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A good reminder!


Use to use a "Polaroid" (sp?) back in the day...gotta love the new 'stuff'.


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another machine for reference works for me since I don't have a camera phone.

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I've been caught struggling to put something back together enough times I quickly learned, primarily with electrical. Taking photos for such projects has been a time saver and stress reducer. Things were touch and go during the Yammie rebuild, thankfully the exploded diagrams are readily available online.

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Oh those exploded views are great, especially when who ever worked on it last put it together wrong so pics become the evil within.
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grease pencils and sharpies are a must for linkage and major engine rebuilds. saved me a lot of time and headaches by just labeling the parts and where they came from on the gx390 i rebuilt. always mark the holes a linkage came out of, on some tecumsehs there are like 6 different possible locations
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I keep an olympus tough camera in my toolbox for exactly that kind of thing. Any time I see something I think I might forget how it goes together, take a picture. It's saved me on more then one occasion.
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A good reminder!


Use to use a "Polaroid" (sp?) back in the day...gotta love the new 'stuff'.


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What is this Polaroid of which you speak?
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