I got the new TILLOTSON kit yesterday in the mail,but couldn't do anything with it because I got an injection in my hand & my index finger was numb,totally useless.It's still partially numb today yet,but I managed to be able to rebuild the HL carb & install it on the C9.I had the saw running & idling nicely & took a lunch break.I came back out to put a muffler on the saw & noticed a puddle of fuel in the air box.I started the saw & it wouldn't idle & would only run with a partial choke at high idle.
When I replaced the fuel line I took the rear handle assembly off to get at the nipple for the new fuel line.In the process of taking off the rear handle assemble I had to remove the reed pyramid.There were 2 reeds that were stuck open & as soon as I touched them they closed.I'm wondering if those 2 reeds are stuck open again & if so,what's causing it to happen?
I found one of the problems & corrected it.It seems that I put the reed assembly in backwards,so the impulse hole was blocked off.I switched it around & it still has problems.It acts like the metering lever is set too high & it almost wants to flood out,but I know the lever was level with the bottom of the carb chamber.
I've got another carb that I pieced together from an old C5 carb & the carb off Ronaldt's saw's carb.I'll try that carb in the saw tomorrow.
I ended up pulling the carb & going through it again.The metering spring was laying down instead of standing up.I put the carb back together again & back on the saw & it fired up & runs,but it needs a crank seal.Just another kick in the head.