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CHAPTER SEVEN
FUEL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS
This chapter includes removal and repair
procedures for the carburetor, fuel tank, fuel
tap, air suction system and exhaust system. See
Chapter Three for routine idle speed and
throttle cable adjustment. Detailed carburetor
specifications are given in Table 1 at the end of
this chapter.
CARBURETOR OPERATION
The following paragraphs explain the basic
operation of carburetors, which may be helpful
in troubleshooting a problem you suspect is
caused
by
carburetion.
If
you
are
disassembling a carburetor, go on to
Carburetor Service later in this chapter.
The throttle slide carburetor uses
a
cable-controlled sliding throttle valve that
carries the jet needle (Figure 1). The
manufacturer is Teikei.
Float Mechanism
To assure a steady supply of fuel, the
carburetor is equipped with a float valve
through which fuel flows by gravity from the
gas tank into the float bowl.
Inside the bowl is a pair offloats which move
up and down with the fuel level. Resting on the
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