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Posted December 04, 2012 - 11:10 PM

I'm working on a free 265 I've had for a few months. Finally got around to get it going. I've cleaned and installed a new needle, etc. in the carb. Replaced the solenoid on the bowl which solved my no fuel problem. I actually have a complete donor engine with a broken connecting rod. The donor has less than 300 hours which was also free. My problem is this thing won't start. It fires about every third rotation. I removed the tins to check the flywheel and cleaned up the magnets. Checked the gap on the coil. It seemed I was getting an intermittent spark but now it blue as ever. I played with the carb a little. I ended up setting it 2.5 turns out just for a base. Still nothing. I have fuel and spark but nothing else. What am I missing? Thanks.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Are you able to check the compression. You need compression and the spark has to be hot enough and timed properly for the engine to start. After trying to start it are the plugs wet or dry? That will tell you if you are getting fuel into the cylinder.
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 03:16 PM

The plug is wet. I replaced the plug today and I'm getting spark. Its trying to start. I've been messing with the carb. It has a Mikuni carb on it. Anyone know the base adjustments for the carb? I also checked compression but it has ACR. I don't know how to check it on that engine with ACR.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:59 PM

Well got this thing to fire a little more. It still won't start but puffed out pretty thick white and blue smoke. It fire about 10 times in a row. I'm wondering now if the rings are shot. I tried a compression test but I think it has compression release. It only read 60 on my gauge. I'm going to look at a vtwin 21 hp briggs tomorrow for a possible repower. Any thoughts? The price is right on the briggs. Figured this could be fun.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Sound to me like the valve need to be set.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Well I have a feeler gauge and have had the valve cover off. What's the process to do that on the Kaw motor? Thanks.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 08:44 PM

Here we go; take the spark plug out and turn the engine over until the piston of at top dead center (the piston will be at the plug hole) and both valves will be closed, you will be able to see the piston when it get near the plug hole. Take your .006 thick feeler gauge after losing both valve slightly until you can insert the feeler gauge blade between the top of the valve and the rocker arm and there is a slight drag on the blade as you pull in thru. You have now adjusted the valve.

See not so hard. dick
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 10:31 PM

That seems simple enough. I really appreciate it. I will report back in the morning. Thanks again!

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:42 AM

Just take your time as you replace the valve cover so you don't have a oil leak.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 12:16 AM

Alright, checked valves according to your instructions. I now have much better compression. Althought still not running. I now have backfiring through the carb. I didn't adjust the intake as it seemed to be ok. Only the exhaust was where I couldn't get my feeler gauge thru. So should I back the intake vavle out a little?

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Posted January 10, 2013 - 07:47 PM

It runs!!! Finally! I pulled the flywheel and low and behold the key had broke and jammed itself. That knocked it off enough to make it not run. Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2
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Posted January 10, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Another happy customer.  Glad to hear you got it going,now to get it ready to push some snow.

 

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Posted January 11, 2013 - 08:28 PM

That's what my 112 and 212 are for. This was a freebie. Came with a 48c deck. Not sure what I'm gonna do with it. Especially since I just aquired a 140 tonight. My priorities are running circles now. Eric Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2
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