Anybody ever heard of these? I took my carbs apart today, and damned if two little magnets didn't fall out (one out of each carb)[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. They are located inside the throttle valve (slide) above the needle jet and right below the plate that covers the slide. They actually sit in another piece (sorry, don't know the correct technical term for it) inside the slide that has a phillips screw holding it to the bottom of the slide, and then the plate covers that whole assembly. Just curious as to what purpose they serve being in there. I've seen other snowmobile carbs before, and never seen this type of setup. By the way, my sled is a '91 Arctic Cat El Tigre EXT (530cc) and has Mikuni carbs (size 38 I believe). Thanks for any insight anybody may be able to offer.
these magnets should be glued back into their original location with 2 ton epoxey. They are used to activate your throttle safety switches mounted to the carbs. if magnets left out backfiring, no running, ect.... sled will only start with throttle switch closed on lever itself because switch on carb will be open.
Thanks for the reply. That really clears up my confusion as to what those switches are all about. Had never seen those magnets in a carb before, and most everyone I talk to around here looked at me as if I had been smoking something I shouldn't have [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]. I'll get some epoxy and secure them in place upon reassembly as you suggested. Thanks again!