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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:42 pm 
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I have a nearly new 4 stroke generator (5 hours run time in its life) that is refusing to fire up in time for MM... anyone got any tips? I notice that the plug keeps oiling up pretty bad - does that mean it has too much oil in it?

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Sounds like the mixture is too rich. (Not enough air). Is there a spark at the plug? Unscrew it and rest the thread against the metal body (don't touch the plug or lead) and pull the starter. Can you see a spark?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:21 pm 
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Spark is good once I have cleaned all the oil off - then it just goes and gets drownned in oil again... :-(

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some carbs fill up with water if they have been unused for a while,check if it can be drained.


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That rings a bell - I'll try that in the morning...

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Could well be the carbs if it's been sat with fuel it in then the bowls may be gummed up.

Get some carb cleaner from a motor spares place and squirt it direct into the carbs then try again..

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:53 pm 
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paddy01 wrote:
Could well be the carbs if it's been sat with fuel it in then the bowls may be gummed up.

Get some carb cleaner from a motor spares place and squirt it direct into the carbs then try again..

Paddy
Same thing happened with mine, and found if I don't run the generator dry, the float needle will stick open flooding the engine.

Try rapping the side of the bowl to dislodge the needle.

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