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    How tight should e-clip be on carb needle

    How tight should the e-clip be when installed on the carb needle.

    Is it ok if wiggles a little? or should it be tight with no free play at all?

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    Ours always spun and wiggled. You can feel and hear it snap onto the shaft.

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    as kj26 said .
    it should snap on reasonably hard and still rotate.
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    Thanks! That how it worked. I ordered some more though just to have some space.

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    Good idea they are small and easy too lose if it pops off inadvertently.
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    Just an FYI, buy extra needles and clips. Have them already setup in different slots so you can just change one out for weather or to experiment. This saves a lot of hassle fumbling with the clips to change the setting.

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    and buy extra bowl gaskets floats and needles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gab507 View Post
    Just an FYI, buy extra needles and clips. Have them already setup in different slots so you can just change one out for weather or to experiment. This saves a lot of hassle fumbling with the clips to change the setting.
    Thanks for this great idea. The simpler things can be kept at the track the better!

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    And O rings from carb to intake. Change every few races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menace61 View Post
    And O rings from carb to intake. Change every few races.
    These o rings are very durable I think that changing them too often will lead to bent carb mounting flanges, much like how the flanges would bend on restrictor plate flatheads. Let them flatten out, they don't leak.

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    ^ Agreed.

    Inlet needle, float kit, bowl o-ring, e-clip, & v-clip = all good spares to have in your trailer.

    Someone mentioned having different needle assemblies already made up as spares...We've done this with several customers who are just getting into tuning the LO206 and it definitely is convenient. We also offer floats set at different heights, but that becomes carb-specific and a bit less valuable to most racers.


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