> >>> Could still be carb problems, as well. And how many
> pedal pumps
> >>> does it take to start it?
> >> Engine in good tune, will NOT start at all unless I pour
> gas down the
> >> carb, then it starts right away and runs fine.
> > Make sure the choke it closed when cold, look for leaks in
> the fuel
> > lines, carb could be leaking also causing it to be dry after
> it sits.
> > But you did say the accel pump is pumping gas....Could also
> be an
> > ignition thing like backyard said. Weak spark will cause it
> not to
> > start but actually run pretty good once it does. Look for
> nice thick
> > blue spark while cranking. Orange looking spark is not good.
> Here's my problem with this...
> It starts pouring a capful of gas down the throat yet
> -apparently- no
> amount of pedal-pumping has any effect.
> Yet the accel jets work!
> Does not compute!
> If it was a lawnmower, I would drain the water from the bowl.
> Can rule out gross vac leak because it apparently runs fine
> when started.
> I HAVE seen weak spark that would cause this but then I go
> back to the
> accel-pumping having no effect.
I am thinking maybe the fuel pump or a vaccum leak. If the choke is
stuck open when cold that may do it aswell, but with the pumping not
working that is less likely unless there is alot of buildup or a
cloged filter. a leaky fuel line may also cause an inital lack of
pressure, but if it runs fine after its prob not that. good luck
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