So last Saturday at midnight or so snowthrower starts and 3 seconds later dies, and gas dripping off the bottom of carb bowl. New needle and seat I say, get a carb rebuild kit, do the needle and seat, start blower, same symptoms. Now I realize gas hose clamp at carb has busted.
New hose clamp. luckily I had one, evidently the new PIA seat and needle and seat working ok, but that was not the problem.
after cleaning the idle adjuster all is good.
Could have just cleaned idle adjuster, put on a new hose clamp and been done, And about that Tecumseh engine needle and seat a royal PIA! All fine till the float bottoms out because bowl is not attached and needle pops out. GRRR x3