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stupid question on maytag carb air filter( breather)


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Old 05-04-2017, 04:02:20 PM
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I have a 36 maytag with a screw type air breather. Does that thing just get jammed into the intake hole on the carb and then the screw snugged down a bit to loosely hold it in or is there a trick i am missing. I have mine in the hole and it is attached but to me it seems rather crappy way to hold it on the carb? Am i missing something?
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Default Re: stupid question on maytag carb air filter( breather)

If your engine has the proper carb for your air filter, it will have a heavy squared boss on top of the carb inlet, for the set screw to tighten against. if your carb has just a rounded intake hole, with no heavy upper lip, it was built for the screen and O ring instead of the filter. On most of the screw filters I have encountered, previous owners overtightened the filter set screw, which in turn bends the screw mount. That allows the filter to wobble on the carb, and also allows dirt to bypass the filter. If you are careful, you can straighten the mount, and properly set the filter.
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Ok mine is a round top carb and it came with the breather so it sound like that was incorrect. So i guess that it will not work with this motor.
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Default Re: stupid question on maytag carb air filter( breather)

Like Andrew said....If it has the rounded top on the air intake, it should have just a fine mesh spring & heavy round snap ring. If squared off on top, should have air cleaner. By the way....Not a stupid question.......It's only Stupid to Not ask question's if a person has them.
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