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Squashed Pilot Jet in Old Mikuni?

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I was rebuilding an old Mikuni TM Flat Slide carb.  It was running fine, but float needle was leaking a bit.

 

When I took out the pilot jet, it unscrewed, but was stuck in the hole.  I pulled it out with pliers.  It was "compressed" at the upper end (where there is a wide bore and some side holes.  It was compressed like accordion at the side holes.  I replaced it with new jet, but when I screwed it in, the same thing happened to the new one.  Obviously, the tip was not clearing the bottom (top) of the hole.

 

Anyhow, I figured that it was running fine before, so I removed the squashed end and reinstalled.  I figure the gas metering (jet bore) is done at the bottom end (near screw head).  Bike is apart for other work, and it will be a while before I can test.

 

Think it will work?  What is purpose of the tip of the pilot jet (with wide bore and holes in side)?

 

 

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Are you sure you are using the correct jet? JETS.RUS has jet dimensions / applications on their website. If using the correct jet check for obstructions or a deformity in the jet passage. I wouldn't run a crushed jet. The end is where the fuel and air mix.

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Keenxxx - Yes - you nailed it.  Wrong style jet was in there.  It was running good though.  I assume I can replace with correct style and same number?

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