Re: Another Newbie Question - Engine Won't Idle, always accelerates
Hey there, I figured out the acceleration problem - a zip tie I used to secure the throttle cable created a kink in the neck of the cable, and wouldn't allow it to go up and down in the carburetor. That's now resolved and the throttle is functioning properly. I also tuned the carburetor for a richer mixture (I couldn't get the engine to start with the 16:1 ratio). The engine ran okay at low speeds, but when I revved it all the way, it only got up to about 15-20 mph and was reeeally loud.
And, I still can't get my engine to idle - I want to run the engine for like 20 minutes to break it in a bit, but every time I squeeze that clutch, it shuts off unless I have the throttle fully revved.
The engine also shuts off if I try to close the choke
Any suggestions? Thanks!
Last edited by VTHokie; 01-04-2013 at 07:05 PM.
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