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Vacu-Jet carburetor

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12-24-03, 08:09 AM   #1  
Vacu-Jet carburetor

I have a small horizontal B&S engine...m- 80232, t- 0766-01 & c- 80081806. It has a vacu-jet carburetor with slide choke and fuel pump. Whenever I try to start it, it will NOT fire at all, however I can squirt a very small amount of starting fluid and it fires right up, every time, and then runs fine. What could cause this...the carburetor or the fuel pump or both. It is a brand new carburetor.

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12-24-03, 07:29 PM   #2  
Hello Jack B.!

Check to be sure the choke is closing off the carb completely. If not, adjustments may need to be made. Also could be a valve clearance issue.

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12-24-03, 10:44 PM   #3  
re: vacu jet carb

Hello Jack:

I am glad I read your post carefully enough to see that it is a NEW carb.

While I agree with Cheese that it may be an adjustment issue, I must ask if you have checked the fuel tank and the lines to make sure the carb is actually getting a steady supply of fuel.

If it is it can likely only be an adjustment issue.

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