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Carb Tickler

Carburetors - adjust, rebuild, repair, etc.

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Carb Tickler

Post by zrtrc » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:15 pm

What is a "tickler"? I've got a '73 mostly all original. Just rebuilt the engine and it won't idle. The hole for what is referred to as a tickler was plugged with silicone. Looks like it could have been a primer. Could this be the reason my pilot circuit doesn't work?

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Post by 72 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:11 pm

Tickler is just a primer. There is a low speed air screw to the left of the throttle blade shaft. Someone on here should have those tickler parts. It comes in handy on cold days.

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Re: Tickler

Post by mojosledder » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:19 pm

yep, tickler = primer

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Re: Snowmobile Tickler

Post by stanno » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:38 pm

A snowmobile carburetor tickler is just a different type of "cold starting" device for your engine. Ticklers are small spring-loaded rods that can be pushed down, this in turn pushes the float down fooling the carb into thinking it's empty and allows more gas/oil in to fill the carburetor bowl, hereby drenching the combustion system with fuel... :shock:

I couldn't resist commenting on this, hopefully your issue is resolved by now.

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