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Carburetor Top Removal

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Categories: Fuel System | Hitachi 306 Carburetor

Removing the top of the carburetor is relatively easy, and is the key to setting the float level. Almost all repairs can be done by partially disassembling the carburetor, meaning take the top off. Be sure to use a large enough screwdrive to avoid damaging the screws. Do not overtighten.

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Take the Top Off

Note that the top gasket is not a critical piece. On downdraft, there is only one vacuum passage. The rest of the top gasket is mostly there to seal the carb from dirt, and to prevent vapors from escaping (air pollution).

The carburetor will run fine with a partially torn top gasket as long as it seals around the center hole (for downdraft type). Tears in the gasket along the outside edge are not critical and won't cause poor running.

A new gasket comes with a carburetor repair kit, but it is rarely needed. As long it doesn't tear around the center hole it can be reused.
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Hitachi DCx series

The hardest part is disconnecting the throttle pump linkage on the outside of the carb. This is the long lever along the top of the carb and a connecting rod that connect the throttle to the pump.


Be careful and don't lose these small parts
  1. A tricky part is disconnecting the throttle pump linkage on the outside of the carb. This is the long lever along the top of the carb with a rod that connect the throttle to the pump. Remove pump lever screw. Note how the spring goes
    Be carefull not to drop the flat washer and lock washer
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  2. Auto-choke models: remove choke linkage cotter pin
    Remove the tiny cotter-pin, then grab the thin washer with needle-nose pliers (so it doesn't fall out of sight) and finally pry the rod through the lever hole
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  3. remove and plug Fuel Line. A clean bolt can be used and jammed in the end of the hose
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  4. auto choke models: remove choke pull-off hose
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  5. Throttle Opener models: remove the two large screw under the choke housing
    This is the hardest part of the whole job, because they are out of sight, but a screwdriver will turn them right out
    Here's how it looks after the top has been removed:
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  6. if equipped, disconnect auto choke wires and idle-cut solenoid wires
  7. remove the top screws
  8. carefully lift the top straight up a small amount. Check the gasket.
  9. If needed, pry the gasket from either the top or the body, so it stays in one piece
  10. remove top completely. The float comes out with the top, so carefully guide it past the edges of the gasket

Hitachi Twin Carb

For Hitachi Twin Carb, the float bowl top is held on by four screws.

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  1. remove fuel inlet line
  2. remove fuel overflow line (vent line on newer versions)
  3. remove the four screws
  4. carefully lift the top up a small amount. Check the gasket.
  5. If needed, pry the gasket from either the top or the body, so it stays in one piece
  6. remove top completely. The float stays in the bowl

Re-assembly

Put the top back on in reversal of the steps above.


CAUTION: Tighten the bolts only enough to compress the lock washers, no more.

TIP: Lay the gasket on the carburetor body. Carefully push the Accelerator Pump though the gasket, also guide the Float pin past the edges of the gasket. Then the top will fit down onto the carburetor body. 

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