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I have a 66 Valeint Wagon. I have carburetor problems. I need a diagram. The needle and seat doesn't get enough gas.

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Humm, well, I suggest that you do a fuel pressure and VOLUME test. Not enough gas cannot be controlled by needle and seat. What happens is the screen in the tank often gets plugged, and that will show under the VOLUME test.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

  • Mike Sep 06, 2010

    Also. the diagram can be found in the documentation in a carb rebuild kit.

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