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tecumseh 3.5 hp go kart engine starts, but docent stay running


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03-16-17, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)  
tecumseh 3.5 hp go kart engine starts, but docent stay running

hope y'all don't mind me posting on this, but i just got a tecumseh 3.5 hp go kart. i just brought a brand new carb for it. when i put it on, it started, but only ran for 3 minutes, then shut off. now it starts for about two seconds, then shuts off, it has new oil. gas is kinda old. but would love some other suggestions, thanks!

 
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03-17-17, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)  
Hello, and welcome! I moved this to it's own thread for you.

Take the float bowl off and see if gas dribbles quickly through the carburetor. If not, Check fue output from the tank. Also check for water in the float bowl. It mostly sounds like water got in it.


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03-17-17, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)  
thanks ill try that now, ill get back with if it doesn't work cheese

 
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03-17-17, 04:15 PM   #4 (permalink)  
Wasted time changing the carb. and not draining the fuel tank and adding fresh gas.

 
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03-17-17, 04:51 PM   #5 (permalink)  
thanks you so much cheese, i drained the gas and looked in the bowl of the carb and i saw separation of water and gas. i put fresh gas in there and it ran perfectly!

 
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03-17-17, 04:54 PM   #6 (permalink)  
when i first got it, i emptied the gas and apparently put more old gas into it. the old carb was just completely trash thats why i replaced it

 
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03-17-17, 10:54 PM   #7 (permalink)  
Glad to help, thanks for the update!


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