- Mar 3, 2003
- Raleigh, NC
A bent (Especially H) needle is usually a sign that the main nozzle was punched out without removing the needle first...Once I saw that bent needle, I knew I had problems. I didn't know for sure the carb was done, but I had always heard never to tighten the jets more than snug. I'm thinking that if it did quit in the cut, it got screwed up in the repair attempts. He told me he had the carb apart many times, and had given up on the saw. Thanks for the advice, I'll be looking for a new carb.