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Is there a trick to get the float bowl pin out of the tangs so the float can be removed? I'm having a heck a time getting the pin to budge. Any suggestions? The FSM doesnt state which way it comes out and I've tapped on it but afraid of breaking off a tang. Thanks....Steve.
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Yes they can be a pain sometimes. If I remember correctly I think
there is a arrow on the carb that points to the direction that you
]insert it. Remove it the other way.

I use a small nail that I ground flat on the pointed end as a punch.
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I just took mine off this last week, and yes it was a pain to get off. I don't remember what way the arrow was facing, but I believe I had it on the bench on its side, with the float facing away from me. The throttle cable bracket was on the top side.

I used a big hammer and a jeweler's screwdriver, and it it firmly, but not too hard. It will break loose. You can place something underneath the bottom tang if you would like, for extra support, just don't block the pin from coming out.

Also, when you go to put it back in, make sure it is completely flush on both sides, or your bowl won't go back on straight.
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Thread mine! My pin is stuck to buggery. I tried all sorts of things, then used a pin punch to beat the crap out of it enough to take the float off. Not sure how I'm going to get it back in! Guess I really need to get it out and figure out why it's stuck so badly.
I've gone with the understanding the arrow is the direction it goes in.
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