Knocking under load


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Re: Knocking under load

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Doubtful it is Carburetor sync, that mainly affects the cylinder balance at idle and very light throttle. Once the throttles are opened to any degree the sync adjustment is insignificant.


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Re: Knocking under load

Post by Lucky07 »

Pull the plugs and see what they look like. If it's a combustion issue you should see it there, might have a cylinder running lean/heavy or with weak spark. If all plugs are the exact same I'd be leaning towards something mechanical (not so good) but easiest first would be checking the plugs.
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