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jim beacon
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Topic: Villiers Lightweight single lever carb
    Posted: 07 Sep 2013 at 9:53pm
Has anyone ever tried to change the float needle seat on one of the Villiers lightweight carbs?
The carb on my Auto Culto M has developed a tendency to flood, and a good clean hasn't fixed it. The float doesn't leak, and the float needle looks to be in good condition.
It seems a bit pointless trying to change the needle valve without replacing the seat, but the seat doesn't appear to be a spare part.

Anybody else come across this problem?

Jim.
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Quote wristpin Replybullet Posted: 07 Sep 2013 at 10:40pm
Have you tried gently lapping the needle against the seat using Brasso or Solve Autosol. I know some people use a fine grinding paste but I would be afraid that it's a bit vicious for the job.
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 07 Sep 2013 at 10:57pm
I'll try lapping it in - I even know where the autosol is Wink
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Quote Andy Frost Replybullet Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 9:51am
Jim , the seat is a seperate part , although not listed in some manuals , it is common to virtually all Villiers carbs.
Having said this unless it has been butchered , they very seldom give problems , and like has been suggested gently lap it with some scouring powder , my choice is Vim (not sure if it's still around nowadays).
Are you 100% sure the float isn't leaking ??

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Quote Stuart. Replybullet Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 10:14am
The Villiers fuel inlet valve is all metal and wears a tiny groove on the tippet.If you can find one a suitable "modern" inlet valve of the same length and diameter but with a viton rubber tippet may proove suitable
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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 5:02pm
Not familiar with the Carb, but if anyone has old worn Float valve parts they don't need (I assume they are Brass),I may be able to help and reproduce them. Maybe drop me a pm.
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 17 Sep 2013 at 8:34pm
Finally got around to having a proper look at this tonight.
I've lapped in the needle valve seat, which has improved matters, and also found that a strand of the throttle cable had parted, so the slide wasn't going back as it should.
New cable bits are on order, so I hope it will be back together for the weekend!
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