i took the quad to the carb shop that i was getting a few gaskets from today and told him about my problem. he showed me a plug in the base plate that controls the power piston ( same as APT screw but reversed/different ) and when i unplugged it the screw was totally seized, so instead i bent the rod up and it made a big difference but its still very lean. now it jumps from 17.2 to off the chart so it made a huge difference but still not enough...
i got another carb on it right now so im not worried atm. maybe one day ill get it fixed