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Best carb rebuild kit

Postby northpaw2 » Mon May 16, 2016 7:39 pm

Any recommendations on the best carb kit to get. IH carb. The one at Tractor Supply didn't impress me! :thanx:

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Re: Best carb rebuild kit

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon May 16, 2016 8:07 pm

I am pleased with McDonald Carb parts and service. You can do a search to find more info. I believe the website is

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Re: Best carb rebuild kit

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue May 17, 2016 12:56 pm

Only problem with the tractor supply kit is it has the WRONG needle!

I got the Steiner "deluxe" kit, which has the right needle, all the packing, new shafts, etc. for my most recent rebuild. Only problem is the bowl gasket shrunk when I took the carb apart to troubleshoot a leaking problem. The cork gaskets from the TSC kits don't do that.

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Re: Best carb rebuild kit

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue May 17, 2016 4:18 pm

I second the McDonald kit recommendation. The float valve is rubber tipped, I replace it with a CaseIH one, from TM
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Re: Best carb rebuild kit

Postby Steve.43 » Wed May 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Looking at McDonald and Steiner kits. I'd heard about the Tisco kits and planned to avoid them.

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