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#1 Buzzard217 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 11:53 AM

I dont know whats going on with this thing but its running rich. I can clean the plug off and run it for 5 mins or so then it starts blowing black smoke and popping. I knock all the black boogers off the plug again and im back in good shape for the next 5 mins. Is it just a carb adjustment? I put a k&n filter on it a while ago but I figured if anything that would make it run lean.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 02:28 PM

Sounds like either a carb adjustment needed, or the fuel level in the bowl is running too deep. FIRST, the sure the choke butterfly is opening fully when choke lever is pushed in.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 03:50 PM

The choke is opening and closing just fine. I have never torn into this carb before, how do I set or reset the float level? Just pivot in place on the pin till its level with the carb body? It could probably use a rebuild anyways. Whats a good source for a kit?

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 04:36 PM

Yes, float should close needle with float level to the body, One of our site sponsors on the main forums page should be able to fix you up, or most decent small engine shops will likely stock the kit.
Oh.... and I'm guessing the air filter has been checked & in good shape?
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 08:44 AM

Well, my dirty K&N might have been it. I gave it a good cleaning and it ran better. Only had it running for about 5 mins around the yard. I feel like a dummy but I do like free fixes. I'll be back if the problem progresses..Thanks!
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 11:08 AM

You're not the 1st to have been bitten by the "dirty air filter gremlin"...... I have teeth marks from him too! :smilewink:




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