Yet another: my 88 1500 will not start question...


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ltetz
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Yet another: my 88 1500 will not start question...

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Has not been idling, and running rougher lately. Other day I could not start it...
What I have done...
Battery fully charged. Over 12.5 volts even while starting
2: can hear fuel pump cycle when hit run on kill switch. And see a burst of fuel through fuel filter.
3: pulled off air filter, spray starting fluid.. not much difference.
4: it dometimes fires for a second. O have seen a mist shoot up from carbs periodically
All lights and gauges come on ok.

But it won't catch and start. Any ideas???


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Sassy
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Re: Yet another: my 88 1500 will not start question...

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Did you check plugs for spark?
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ltetz
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Re: Yet another: my 88 1500 will not start question...

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Excellent question. Eventually took off panels to get to plugs. Found them very fouled (not sure if I had mention it had been running rough. And getting worse). Cleaned them up, purring like a kitten, and is idling again....happy camper here!
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Re: Yet another: my 88 1500 will not start question...

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ltetz wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:29 am Excellent question. Eventually took off panels to get to plugs. Found them very fouled (not sure if I had mention it had been running rough. And getting worse). Cleaned them up, purring like a kitten, and is idling again....happy camper here!
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