carburator primer port pulled out of carburator

Old 11-08-19, 04:57 PM
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carburator primer port pulled out of carburator

carburetor for 9hp craftsman sowblower (Tecumseh enine). Primer port pulled out while removing hose. How can it be repaired? What is result if there is an air leak upon reinserting in port?
Old 11-09-19, 03:31 AM
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Primer port or primer bulb?

Not enough information, a photo, model, something to better explain is needed!
Old 11-11-19, 07:47 PM
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carburator primer port pulled out of carburator


My apologies. You are right that more information is needed.

Primer port on carburetor not primer bulb.

Tecumseh Carburator pn 640052. A picture is attached with the aluminum port that pulled out of the carburetor body circled in red. The primer bulb and hose look OK. When I tried to remove the primer hose from the carburetor body, the aluminum port pulled out of the carburetor, hose still attached to the port. In hindsight, given the force I applied it is no surprise the port pulled out. I hope I will learn from my mistake.
I have seen some replacement fuel inlet ports available for some carburetors, but did not see a part available for the primer port for this carburetor.

I was trying to remove the carburetor to clean it.

Since I started the post I have read a recommendation to reinsert the port using Loctite 242. What do you think?

Thank you for your reply!
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Old 11-12-19, 04:58 AM
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look up carb in either EBay or Amazon I usually get them for less than 20$. Don't think any glue will hold up. That is a press fitting I think.
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Had the same thing happen but it was on a Mikuni carb.
I tied down the tubing so it kept the primer fitting in.
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A replacement for that carb is fairly cheap so I wouldn't spend a lot on a repair. On the other side it wouldn't take a lot to repair it. You might try peening around the opening about three places with a small punch, then tap on the end of the fitting lightly to swell the end. That will make everything fit tighter.

Then put some sealant on the fitting away from the inside end. You don't want sealant plugging the air flow.

Then drive it in.

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