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As we all know oil floats on water. This means any water in the float bowl tends to sink to the bottom and stay there. This can cause corrosion to start on the aluminum bowl. Especially tractors that spend a lot of time sitting day over the winter. I am rebuilding the carburetor on my jd 212 and the bowl had some pretty large pits. None went through but we’re close. I took a dremel tool and ground out the large pits of corrosion. I then took my aluminum brazing rod along with a propane torch and was able to melt the brazing rod over the pitted area. This is an easy permanent fix. I was going to try jb weld but was concerned about it coming off in the future and i would have had to wait 24 hours before i could assemble the carb.
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Sure replacements are cheap and available around 10 dollars in this case. This is more of a it can be done if you need the machine immediately and it’s virtually free. Good for any carb where they don't have parts anymore. Not necessarily john deere.
 

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Not really a necessary fix, it those pits don't hurt anything unless they leak.
 
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