I have a very gently used Craftsman leaf blower with about a 27cc 2-stroke engine. It never ran all that great, mostly it would start up fine then run for about 4 minutes until it started to slowly bog down then die. I would generally have to let it cool down before it would start up again.

I got frustrated with it so I got a tool to adjust the carb and it runs fine when the throttle is closed however as soon as I open the throttle it dies immediately. I thought the carb might need to be cleaned from sitting for a while so I took it apart however the fuel lines were practically fused to the brass fittings on the carb body. I wrestled with it using pliers however I had ended up pulling one of the brass fittings from the body of the carb.

It doesn't seem to have a threaded end, and I can't see any damage inside the hole. I don't quite understand what holds this in place and am not certain that this part is meant to be removable. It seems to hold in place somewhat when I push it back in but since I am unsure if I damaged the thing I am wondering if it might be a source of air to leak in.

Furthermore the brass fitting that came out has teeth marks on it from when i was gripping with the pliers and I am concerned that the fuel line may not form an air tight seal when I replace it.

Did I irreparably damage the carb on this engine? Should I just buy a new carb?

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    In my experience, the brass hose connections are just press fit into the carburetors. If you can press them back in and they stay, you should be good to go. Maybe give them a light tap with a hammer to make sure they won't fall back out. The teeth marks could cause leaking if they're bad enough. If you're worried about them, smooth them down with a file or sand paper. Other than that, if the carb works, it's probably fine. – the_storyteller May 9 at 14:19

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