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Has anybody had trouble removing the float bowl screws? I want to change the main jet, but when I try to back the screws out to remove the bowl, they are starting to deform before they even begin to move. Everything is clean, the screwdriver is good (Snap-On) and fits well, and the machine has fairly low hours on it, like maybe 5 tanks of fuel. I gave up before I fubar'ed the **** thing, but I would still like to change the jetting. Any Suggestions?

Also of note: When I removed the throttle linkage cover to unhook the cable, it showed some signs of having seen a bit of moisture. Again, low hours and the machine hasn't been drowned. Might want to check yours out before the cable corrodes and snaps in the middle of the woods. I found this stuff called Fluid Film that displaces water and doesn't evaporate like WD-40 and it's friendly to nearly all materials because it's made from the wax from sheeps's wool (Lanolin). So it won't dry out the o-ring on the cover.
 

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you can use a visegrip to take them out.Then replace with allen screws.I think they are 10 or 12 mm. You are not alone,they are soft. yellow brass.
 

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I just had a thread label Trans-gender Float Bowl Screws. When I striped 3 of the 4 out I cut slots in them with a dremel and cutting wheel and used a flat bladed screw driver. You could also get a bolt extraction kit, it would do the trick. The screws are 4mm X 10mm. Like electricstart said...replace them with allen screws.
 

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Use an impact screwdriver, takes them right out with no damage....
 

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Page 66 of the Oct 2003 issue of ATV Sport has a pic of the "hi-tech" screw removal procedure....some yahoo wrote the article...can't remember his name. :D
 

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stop blowing your own horn mod
 

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sarcasim, I thought it was funny that you chose yahoo to describe yourself. just jokes
 

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If you have any trouble finding allen head screws go to a John Deere dealer and order part # 19M7702 I ordered mine from where I work
 

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Hey Mod, Great article in ATV sport. I guess that makes you the resident expert on jetting the Pred. I have a question though. On page 66 a pen is pointing at the "Main Jet". But is it actually pointing at the "starter jet"? I thought the main was inside the sleeve where the needle jet goes. I just want to make sure i'm not screwed up. You got me second guessing myself.
 

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I'll have to double check the issue, hmmm, could be a typo, I'm only a human with a keyboard and a camera. :D
 

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Just wanted to check with you. Thanks again for the great article though.
 
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