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Replacement Carb has No Adjustments?!

1990's Yard Machines blower with a 5hp Tecumseh engine. Idle keeps "hunting" up and down, so I ordered a new carb from Stens, because I heard they were a reliable place.
Well, the new carb doesn't have mixture adjustment screws for either the idle or main. What? It's a step backwards!


Is there a replacement carb that has with mixture adjustments?


Is is possible to put my old Tecumseh bowl nut+mix screw onto the Stens carb?


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P.S. Should I just cower and let the EPA decided what's good for my blower engine?
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They DO sell replacement carbs that are adjustable. I picked up one for a 5hp tech off of ebay and never had any problems with it. All the replacement carbs I get are off of ebay and NEVER a problem. Even if they are made in China. Oh well.
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I just used part number 632378A (the A is for adjustable LOL) to order a $10 carb on ebay for a 5 hp snowblower. I would take a look at your choke and fuel inlet layout of your existing carb to make sure it would work.


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I looked at Ebay, but thought a "good" brand like Stens was a better bet. I hate to buy a no-name Chinese carb, but if that's the only way to get a carb with full adjustments, then....I guess I will.



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And your Stens carburetor was made in.....?


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And your Stens carburetor was made in.....?

I recognize that, but Stens can put quality control safeguards on their supplier to make sure their good name isn't sullied. They should make sure it's a quality product.



For me, on Ebay, it's taking a chance. Like a roulette wheel.
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Any other ideas?

Yes..clean the original carb and put it back on the machine.
will likely be much higher quality than anything new and cheap.


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Is there a replacement carb that has with mixture adjustments?
Yours with a rebuild kit in it. It really is a pretty trivial task to clean and overhaul a carb . . .
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getting replacement carb was for getting the rebuild parts cheaper then getting the actual rebuild kit but then just install the new carb anyways.

use parts if need be from the stens and/or just do a proper cleaning of old carb, every hole and passage way needs to be cleared.

find your carb here or equivalent and see what needs to be cleaned
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Yes..clean the original carb and put it back on the machine.
will likely be much higher quality than anything new and cheap.


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strongly agree. works in most cases.

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