Engine Starting Problem

Old 06-01-02, 10:12 AM
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Question Tecumseh 5hp OHV won't start

This is a go kart. Bought it,it ran good. First thing that happened was that my 12 year old put gas/oil mix in the gaS TANK. Now it wont start. It also fliped over taking it off the trailer. So when I started looking at it there was oil in the air filter. I emptied the gas tank and cleaned out the oil in the air breather. Still no go.
What do I do next?
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Old 06-01-02, 12:11 PM
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You did the right thing. Now take out the plug and clean and gap it and see if you have any luck. If still a no go , it seems as though the oil that was added to the gas has obstructed fuel flow through the carb orfices.
Old 06-02-02, 12:23 AM
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The gas/oil mixture shouldn't hurt anything. It will just make it smoke. Check the spark plug. It is probably covered with oil if it got oil in the breather when it flipped. If it is soaked with oil, change it. Go from here, and let us know what happens.
Old 06-02-02, 07:40 AM
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Hello BuzzKutts-Revenge, if following the previous advice doesn't clear this up remove the air filter and give it a shot of starting fluid. This should get it hitting and hopefully pulling fresh fuel....Mike

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