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I was wondering which carbs tend to be more problematic than others. For me, the most annoying carbs have been he Walbro WA-1 carbs. I have had several on old 020AV and AVP Stihls. They have the metering plate in them and none of the gaskets that come in the rebuild kits are the same as the original. I have one 020 with a WT, and it works fine. I recently worked on one for a friend that had a Tillotson on it. It was like a dream. I am tempted to pitch all of those WA's and replace them with Tillys... It doesn't help that you have to take the whole friggin' saw apart to do anything on an 020 either...
 

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Yeah, Zama's suck, especially the throw aways like on the ms180's with no adjustments. I've been using root canal files from my dentist to open up the tiny jets a little
 

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I don't like the c1q zama carbs at all.
 

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HS tillys with the governor give me fits for some reason.
 

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Zama by far especially on box store huskys and poulans.
 

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Ms200t carbs don't like me.
 

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I like the Zama C1Q-S57D that goes on the 170 and 180 cause I can replace then for pretty darn cheap compared to rebuilding one. I like carbs with high and low mixture screws alot better though. The one thing I like about walbro is that I can normally grab a kit without having to look it up....where as zama has no match as far as carb to kit number. Worst carb I ever worked on was a walbro but I don't remember the number.
 

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One I forgot about .Tillotson model OM . A float carb used on boat motors .This was on a Lombard model DD2F ,circa 1956-58 .

I remember them as a kid on little outboards .Pain in the butt then and worse on a chainsaw or so it seemed .
 

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That's a poulan carb too right. Thunk I have one on a woodshark that is all over the place
Not sure because i dont work on poulans but wouldn't surprise me. Its whats on the ms 170,180 and most of the time even after the ultrasonic cleaner they wouldn't take a rebuild. I've gotten to where i just throw them in the trash where they belong and put a new one on.
 

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I dont work on carburators i just replace them
 
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