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The captured needles have a dowel pin or stem that the fulcrum arm holds or "captures." The fork keeps the fulcrum arm in contact with the needles at all times. The captured needles are usually used on carburetors that have the pump stack plates facing downward and primarily on 2-cycle engines.
Beware of aftermarket fuel inlet needles and seats. The poorly made needles are the number one problem after a recently rebuilt carburetor. The aftermarket kits usually do not seal very well. The poor seal is most noticeable at idle and low speed; the carburetor will be flooding fuel, especially from the high side circuit. Use a pop-off pressure gauge to check your pop-off pressure and ensure the needle and seat are not leaking.
Check your carburetor and carburetor listing for the correct inlet needle.
Returns- Returns must be communicated by customers within 7 days of delivery and sent back within 30 days to receive a refund. No returns without authorization will be accepted. All returns must be accompanied by a copy of the receipt and a note. All items must be returned complete and in new condition.
All returns are subjected to 20% processing and restocking charge after the product has been inspected. The shipping cost will not be refunded.
Refunds will be made back to the same method of payment when ordering those parts. We will not refund a different method of payment.
Non-returnable Items Include- Close Outs and Clearance Items, Special Orders, Custom Orders, Used Parts, and Cut to Length Items. (Other items may apply)
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All standard shipping orders will be shipped within a day or two on weekdays. Orders placed on the weekend (Fri-Sun) will be shipped Monday or Tuesday or the first weekday after a holiday. Custom or Handbuilt Products may require more time to be built before shipping. For any reason, an order may be delayed or prevented you will be contacted through phone and/or email.
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PO Boxes: We can ship to PO Boxes using USPS. However, UPS will only accept shipments to a valid street address. They do not deliver to P.O. Boxes.
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UPS Estimated Shipping Lead Times
USPS Estimated Shipping Lead Times