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Re: running on 2 1/2 cylinders (archive)

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Posted by Andrej Gaspari on April 27, 2000 at 15:03:58:

In Reply to: running on 2 1/2 cylinders posted by chonz on April 27, 2000 at 12:38:11:

You've definitely got a problem with #2 carb. Pull the cover and the floats (I'm assuming you have the old-style brass floats) and shake them - if you hear fluid inside, replace your floats and you should be good to go. Another possibility is that the linkage arm (if you have the mechanical (not cable) linkage) has slipped on its shaft and caused the carbs to go radically out of sync. You might have a plugged jet or something similar, but check the other stuff first. Oh, and buy a sync meter if you don't already have one. Good luck.

: The other day I felt a loss of power so I opened the hood to seee what was wrong. I noticed the engine shanking quite a bit, and it sounded like it was missing. I pulled the 3 and 4 spark plugs. When I pulled 4 nothing happened to the sound of the engine. When I pulled 3 it changed very slightly. Then I swaped plugs to see if that was the problem, it wasn't. The spark to the plugs is also good. That lead me to think that mabey the valve clearences were off, they were perfect. The next thing i checked was my carbs. There was the same amount of gas in both bowls(40mm webers). Any help or ideas would be nice.

: Thanks, the chonz

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