It's in great condition - other than the fact that I can't get the damned thing to run right.
We have continuous problems with flooding. We've recently replaced the filter, and the float needle.
We use high quality gas (ethanol free), 50:1 synthetic marine
2 cycle oil
mixture as well.
We've taken the carburetor apart half a dozen times now. Thoroughly cleaned it out each time. Replaced the gas inside. Made sure there were no holes in anything, no leaks
, no blockages, etc. It looks like it should be running like a dream.
However, it's always flooding. The float valve and needle appear to be working fine, in the right position, not sticking.
It's a 50/50 that can get it to start. If we don't flood it on start, we have to manually regulate the external fuel
valve on the outside of the cowling to prevent it from flooding while it's running. This means, every 30 seconds or so, opening the valve for a second to allow some fuel
to come in.
I'm not sure where to go from here. Rebuild
kit? In my mind, flooding would suggest issues with needle/float valve - but we just replaced those. They APPEAR to be in the right position, not sticking, etc.
Does anyone have any words of wisdom?