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some of you may have coomented on my previous thread about how i was having carb problems on my 212. well after cleaning it three times it would not stay running and was hard to start. so i adjusted the float so it was level with the carb, and when i reinstalled it the tractor ran great and started almost instantly. so i figured problem solved, nope lol. got on it today and it will only start if you leave ther choke all the way out and the throttle has to be all the way down and itll only run for a minute tops. checked float and its fine and mixtures screws are all set right. im stumped, i think my carb is cursed lol
 

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how long did U let it soak in carb cleaner? 6 hours min and 24 hours best!

Did you use high pressure air to blow out the pasages? (I like to run some small diamater wire throught them too. (A twist tie with plastic removed workd perfect)

(that is if you can find a twist-tie with wire in it anymore :))

Because it sounds like something is still clogged...

Will it run with the air cleaner removed??


Q: Did you use a carb kit? The new parts it supplies are really a good idea for a proper "rebuild/cleaning"...


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Soaked it for 2 days and used all para the carb kit supplied. Didn't blow anything out so I think I'll try that next.
 

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Like Bill said, bring your high speed out and see if that make a difference.
 

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Reduce the plug gap to about .010". That will mask a weak ignition system. Having to start the engine with a closed throttle points to an ignition problem. The closed throttle lowers the compression making the plug easier to fire.
 
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