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Stubborn engine.

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Old 04-03-2005, 04:43:41 PM
Greg Shipley Greg Shipley is offline
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Default Stubborn engine.

I have a 1913 4 HP sparta that has always been difficult to get and keep running. Seems to run rich (black soot on ignitor). The lunkenheimer carb seems to be delivering quite enough fuel, so much so that it will drip out of the bottom of the carb. today it would not even fire once after two hours of tinkering. Running the ignitor off of a battery and a coil, I have taken the ignitor out and cleaned it too, that usually gets it going for a while, not today.
Any ideas?
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Old 04-03-2005, 10:07:08 PM
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Default Re: Stubborn engine.

I had the same trouble with a Lunkenheimer on a 1 3/4 Waterloo. On mine the valve in the mixer was very sloppy allowing side play which keeps the valve from seating causing engine to flood. Rebuilding the valve and seat solved the running problem altho it still drips some.
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the way gas prices are going you better put a bucket underneth the carb and save every last drop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!
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