Engine Problem


Old 08-15-08, 10:49 AM
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Angry Engine Problem

I have recently purchased a 1979 Glastron with a Johnson engine. To start the engine I have to spray starting fluid in the carburetor, when it starts I have to play with the throttle. When it is at high RPM it runs smooth as soon as I let go of the throttle the engine dies. Anything would help.
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Old 08-15-08, 07:33 PM
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Its in your idle and midrange fuel circuits in the carburetor - they're probably blocked. What carb is it - a Rochestor automotive type?
Old 08-15-08, 08:55 PM
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Most likely your carbs are varnished and need to be cleaned.
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Pull the carb, take it apart and give it a good 24-hour soak in carb cleaner. Agitate it every so often. A carb rebuild kit will come with new mission-critical parts and gaskets.
Old 08-18-08, 01:44 PM
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Thanks Ill Give It A Try And Let You Guys Know

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