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Re: Carb. Question
Hey, a couple of carb things I've picked up from others... these are all pretty surface, but handy nonetheless.
1. Check the coolant lines into the carb... run it 'till its at normal temp, and then feel the lines leading into the carb body... if they're hot, you're ok. If they're cold, you've got a clogged line - pull off the cold section and clean it out. IIRC - something to do with the choke. I didn't do this one myself, so I can't give you any more detail - but maybe someone else can chime in. Apparently its a common clog.
2. Hose that sucker down with aerosol carb cleaner on the outside. Free's up gunky connections.
3. Pour down a bottle of liquid carb cleaner on the inside. Especially if the throat is all varnish-y. Might take two cans. Don't know if you've done this before or not, but its pretty dramatic when the clouds of white smoke pour out and it chugs to a halt and stalls.
4. That vacuum line should be connected. From your description, it sounds like the same thing that was loose on mine. I didn't do the reconnection, so I can't tell you what it plugs to, but it should be pretty obvious if you have a good look under there.
Anyway, my Sammi fires up *instantly* with no chugging or hesitation when cold. Never stalls, nothing. Its perfect. Props to Brent in Tyndall Manitoba for his great work fixing up the carb (these are his tricks) and getting it running so well.