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08-15-08, 09:49 AM   #1  
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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08-15-08, 06:33 PM   #2  
Its in your idle and midrange fuel circuits in the carburetor - they're probably blocked. What carb is it - a Rochestor automotive type?

 
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08-15-08, 07:55 PM   #3  
Most likely your carbs are varnished and need to be cleaned.

 
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08-16-08, 04:18 AM   #4  
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.

 
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08-18-08, 12:44 PM   #5  
Thanks Ill Give It A Try And Let You Guys Know

 
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