MTD 5/24 carb cleaning/adjusting
So yesterday I was getting my saws ready for this summer, and I thought I'd give my mtd the same service. the idle was not smooth and it did not hold idle.
for the record:
MTD 5/24 Snow Flite
model: 319 600 500
Took the carb off, opened it up, cleaned it out, passed some wire in those small vents and adjustment holes, some impurities were found. Blew it out, with precaution not to blow that float needle seat out (learned that the hard way). Reassembled it, pre adjusting needle and idle mixture. Had to make a new gasket where the carb seats to intake, the 30+ yrs old original one passed away when I took the carb off. Started it, and still have an ''up n down'' idle. So adjusted the idle mixture, had to turn it all the way shut to have the engine run smoothly, without stalling. Adjusted the main needle and voila, runs like new.
So my issue is fixed, but is it? I mean the Idle is best when needle is in almost shut to shut position....:S Usually one full turn out is about right. Maybe other issue(s) with the carb.