Re: carb experts needed
Does all the carb mechanism move freely, with no binding that would prohibit it from returning to idle easily?
Do you have the mixture set properly? Try leaning it out a bit and see what the RPMs do.
With the engine off, have someone floor the throttle and hold it. Does the butterfly open up straight up and down? What do the butterflies look like with the pedal released? Does adjusting the idle screw change their position?
How did you "disconnect" the choke? Is the choke plate fully 'retracted' to a position where it isn't blocking airflow? If not, move it manually (very carefully, don't break it) to a fully vertical position.
I would guess that your problem lies either in the choke not being fully off...or your mixture being improperly set. If playing with the choke causes the idle to drop, then it is likely the problem. If playing with the mixture screws causes the rpms to drop, then they are likely candidates. If the butterflies don't have a full range of motion with the throttle pedal, then it is possible that your throttle linkage is maladjusted.
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