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ive been working on this thing alot lately but cant keep it running. I put a different carb on it. It has the main adjustment and low speed adjustment. I can get it started with starting fluid but it will die out after 5 seconds. If i press the primer it will run a little bit longer but die out again. even if you keep pressing the primer it will still die out. Anyone have an idea with this? thanks alot.
 

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Sounds alot like what my free 5232 was doing. Turned out to be the float. It was not alowing the gas to rise far enough to get shot up the jet into the venturi. I'd check the setting.

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Just set it. Put it back on(spend 20 minutes putting that govenor rod back on) prime it pull 2 times it starts and dies. I played around with the 2 settings on the carb and at one time i got about 10 seconds of run time without hitting the primer. Any other ideas. Should i try another float?
 

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Does the governor rod have a burr on it?

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Are you positive its creating enough compression to vaporize the fuel?
I had one recently that felt ok till I changed the cylinder jug and BAM started and ran like a champ. The old jug had been bored by some hone happy fool.

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Are you positive its creating enough compression to vaporize the fuel?
I had one recently that felt ok till I changed the cylinder jug and BAM started and ran like a champ. The old jug had been bored by some hone happy fool.

Neal
Agree with Neal. Throw a comp gauge on and give 'er a pull or two.
 

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I will see about the compression. I did notice that the crank is kind of wet and the cylinder crankcase connection is all greasy
 

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"did notice that the crank is kind of wet and the cylinder crankcase connection is all greasy"

Pretty good indication that the Jug Gasket is leaking which is unusual unless the bolts have come loose. "Kind of wet" crankshaft, no problem. WET crankshaft, bad seal.

As for compression, IF you do not have a gage, remove the spark plug wire, turn the flywheel backwards until you feel resistance, flip it forward sharply, if it hits compression and rebounds, it has enough compression to run, if it just sort of squishes to a stop, bad.

Walt Conner
 

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Tomorrow im going to work on it some more. Thanks guys

Jim No problem. Ive cursed at that little rod a few times before lol. Its a PITA to put back on
 

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That's one situation where I wish I had a smaller third hand or a conjoined twin growing out of my abdomen to help out...did I just say that out loud??
 

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You guys and that rod :ROF To tell you the truth it takes me less then 5 minutes to get the sucker back in place, thats what I get with working on a D-engine for my first lawnboy.
 

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it might be the coil or points. i had one that did the same thing, and it turns out a bit of water corroded the points and the coil had 3 big cracks on top. And I took apart the carb, everything was fine.
 
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