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7117 carb: should I drill?

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After numerous unsuccessful trips to the repair shop, I decided to take the 7117 carburetor apart myself this time. It appears that the point of the idle adjust needle has broken off and lodged in the opening. It is protruding into the carb throat. I tried to push it back out, but it wouldn't budge. I'd like to try to drill it out but don't want to oversize the hole. Has anyone ever run into this? What might be the best way to proceed?

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rjgoth
I had this same thing happen to me. I did get the tip out however. I took a small diameter nail, and made a very sharp point on it with my bench grinder. I then bent the last 1/4" of the tip 90 deg. With this bent nail in a needle nose pliers I was able to press the broken off tip out. It was helpful to hold the carb in a vise. Id give this a try before id drill it out. Ryan

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