539S Metering Rod Install?

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539S Metering Rod Install?

Post by Frankie » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:09 am

Is it possible to reinstall the carb metering rod without removing or loosening the pin on which it goes-without bending the rod? Can someone explain exactly how to accomplish?

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Re: 539S Metering Rod Install?

Post by Frankie » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:29 pm

Anyone?

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Re: 539S Metering Rod Install?

Post by FUBAR » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:04 pm

Generally, the metering rod stays connected to the bowl cover assembly and all the linkages when you remove and install the cover. If you assemble the rod with the cover off, then you don't need to worry about bending it (Which would be a Bad Thing)
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Re: 539S Metering Rod Install?

Post by wynnski » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:31 am

Frankie wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:09 am
Is it possible to reinstall the carb metering rod without removing or loosening the pin on which it goes-without bending the rod? Can someone explain exactly how to accomplish?
Yes you can. You need to open the throttle fully so the pin is as high as possible then it will go down into the float bowl with a bit of a wriggle. Make sure you put the spring back onto the rod and make sure that the spring leg is pushing the rod down with the throttle in the closed position.
Hope this helps.

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Re: 539S Metering Rod Install?

Post by Frankie » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:00 am

Thanks for the responses. I had noticed that the little washer that goes on the metering rod above the bowl cover is MIA. The little bastid.


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Re: 539S Metering Rod Install?

Post by wynnski » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:23 am

Frankie wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:00 am
Thanks for the responses. I had noticed that the little washer that goes on the metering rod above the bowl cover is MIA. The little bastid.
Put it out in the wanted section that you after one, somebody will have one, or make one one out of some bar
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