The Emulsion Tube/Main Jet sits below the fuel bowl. This results in the emulsion tube and main jet to constantly have fuel pressure against it. The original design relies on the mating surfaces between the carburetor body and the main jet/emulsion tube to be perfect in order to provide a seal between each other. As corrosion and age set into your carburetor, this seal is often compromised. Since fuel is always being pulled down toward the main jet area, fuel will continuously leak out causing an overly rich air/fuel mixture, and loss of fuel.
Measuring resistance can indicate the health of a component. For example we can determine if an ignition coil is healthy or not by measuring the resistance of its windings. To measure resistance, set your meter to Ω ohms resistance. If you need to select a range, select the smallest range normally 200 ohms. Place the red probe onto one of the small terminals of the ignition coil, and the black one on the remaining small terminal. Your resistance will then display. A normal ignition coil should read about 3.5 to 4 ohms. If your meter reads a much higher resistance it means your ignition coil may have a short and is faulty.
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