Depends on what's wrong with the carb. If it just needs a rebuild
kit, which is gasket, needle valve, etc, I've bought them on Ebay for
5hp snowblower engine for $10. In my experience, cleaning it out
completely, which requires the rebuild kit, is usually all it needs.
If it needs that plus a float or float bowl, etc, that need to be
replaced, then you can find out the cost of that vs buying a new one.
It also depends on your skills and if you can follow repair
instructions. One caveat, the rebuild kit I used did not include the
gasket to mount the carb to the intake. Make sure you buy one of
Have you priced a new carburator lately? Do it and you'll answer your
reply: That's when you can find them. There isn't a huge stock of
carburetors at the local store, and a lot of them are out of production.
I have an updraft carburetor on a Lincoln welder with a Continental engine.
I had to rebuild it myself, and that included making new gaskets. It works.
On some of the older models, you can fergeddabout finding new carburetors.
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