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It happens to the best of us... Auto choke

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Old 02-19-2014, 04:21:08 PM
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Default It happens to the best of us... Auto choke

Today I was working on installing a new float on my Onan. I believe it's an L series. #205LK1.

I couldn't get the exact float but I got one close that my parts guy believes is from a Kohler. I had to swap the retainer that holds the float to the carb but I got it in place and it works nice.

A while ago I had removed the automatic choke control but I figured I'd give it another go. Then I can just hit the starter and walk away instead of manually choking while it's raining or whatever. I put it on and the engine was still warm. It fired up fine and I noticed the choke which was fully open had started bouncing and then went fully closed. It took me a few minutes and then I realized when I took it apart to get it back on I must have put the spring in backwards I reversed the spring and now it works just fine.
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Default Re: It happens to the best of us... Auto choke

Ye I did done the same thing on my BFA 4.0 running the choke went shut reversed the spring and back in business.
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I have been working on Onan's since 1980. I still have problems with that spring.
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