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project488

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Carter carb
« on: May 03, 2021, 02:30:14 am »
Working on Kohler k161with Carter model N carb...I can't get screw on bottom of the float bowl to quit leaking...any suggestions? Thanks

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 10:00:09 am »
    Hello project488,

    Are you sure the bowl isn't cracked?
    If not, I'd try replacing the bolt & gasket.

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 01:00:03 pm »
    Is there supposed to be a gasket inside the bowl too?
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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 02:40:08 pm »
    hold the bowl up to the sun light i bet there is a small hole in the bowl  our shop sees this all the time

    project488

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 03:47:36 pm »
    Sledded,
    Yes, new gasket kit for the bowl.

    AntiqueSledMan/HudCo
    Great info, I'll check for cracks.. thank you!

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 09:19:09 pm »
    With the k series engines don't even mess around with the original carbs, when they stop working you can get them online (or local power equipment dealer) they work great every time and the best part is that they are pretty cheap.

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 10:53:04 pm »
    I believe Leaf springs forever is referring to the Chinese Imports.
    They are actually for a 4hp, the venturi is a lot smaller than what an 8hp would be.
    I guess they do work pretty well and can be had for about $15.

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    project488

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #7 on: May 04, 2021, 11:29:26 pm »
    Thanks for input.....
    The carb works great just need to get leak stopped....float bowl was leaking from other than screw... ordered new float bowl I'll let you know if it solves the issue.. much appreciated

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 01:09:38 pm »
    I believe Leaf springs forever is referring to the Chinese Imports.
    They are actually for a 4hp, the venturi is a lot smaller than what an 8hp would be.
    I guess they do work pretty well and can be had for about $15.

    AntiqueSledMan.
    I have one a them China carbs on my garden tractor and that's 14hp so I'm sure you could get one for 8hp it's a very common motor so it shouldn't be a problem to find one.

    Édit: it has been working good for two years and is identical to the varnish and rust filled original
    I got it from a local power equipment dealer so that may have helped with getting the right one.
    « Last Edit: May 05, 2021, 01:13:59 pm by Leaf springs forever »

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 09:16:35 pm »
    The K91's used a Carter Model N with a 16 on the inside, something to do with the venturi.
    The K-141's used a Carter Model N - 18.
    The K-161's used a Carter Model N - 20.
    The K-181's used a Carter Model N - 22.
    The K-241's used a Carted Model N - 26.
    The K-301's used a Carter Model N - 28.
    The OMC's Model 215 used a Carter Model N - 34.
    The ones that are being sold on E-bay usually state what number the venturi is,
    all I've seen are 16, 26, and larger. I have yet to see a 22, or a 28.
    I do know many guys have put the 16's on K-181's and they run, not sure if they will run full speed.
    I have a few, but have not put them on as of yet.
    They are cheaper than a kit.

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #10 on: June 07, 2021, 04:05:50 am »
    New float bowl, no more leak...thanks for the help... very much appreciated!!

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    Re: Carter carb
    « Reply #11 on: June 07, 2021, 12:46:18 pm »
    Thanks for the update.
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