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Old May 19, 2015, 06:08 PM
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secret to installing reed clip on Cox 020?

I have done this twice but it is blind luck and it takes me forever to get the reed clip in on my 020 Cox.
Is there a secret? I can see why the newer cox have a different reed retainer.
Thanks; Don
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Old May 19, 2015, 06:20 PM
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Shouldn't be that hard, no secrets or factory only tools. Set tank on a hard surface, reed cavity facing up, put reed in. Start with end of keeper opposite the bent end, set it into recess and use thumb and fingernails to ease it in the rest of the way around. Take a small set of needle nose and use the bent end to scoot the clip around a bit to make sure it's fully seated.

Will be more difficult if you chew your nails.

For QA, stick a piece of fuel line over the venturi tube and suck/blow to make sure the reed is seating.
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Old May 19, 2015, 09:51 PM
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When the reed is 'set' and you have a good seal on the intake (make sure the tiny "O" ring is in good condition and sealing the join) if you out a drop or two of fine machine oil in the engine and flick it over, you will hear the reed "pop" open when the engine is turning over (by flicking the prop).

If you hear the "pop", generally all is good on the induction front.
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Old May 19, 2015, 10:16 PM
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One other thing is to look at the reed closely, the edge may be curled slightly. You want the curled edge facing away from the engine towards the back of the fuel tank. They stamp the reeds out, and that sometimes leaves the edge curled slightly.
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Thanks; I blew into and sucked on the inlet to the reed and it seems to work. Don
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