starting issue

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Re: starting issue

Post by ct1500 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:11 am

One thing at a time. What were the test results on fuel pump and petcock? You want to see 1.5psi OEM spec from the fuel pump or at minimum use the flow test. With engine running you want to see vacuum present on petcock hose and test petcock to see if it can hold a vacuum using a vacuum pump and that valve opens and closes, you know fuel pump is working somewhat but it is supposed to run constant after engine catches, does it? Test with test light or DMM on fuel pump wire Blk/Blu forward most wire of tank cover while keeping wire connected. When engine stalls power to pump will cease as expected. :)

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Re: starting issue

Post by aquainnwithawing » Sat May 23, 2020 11:54 am

Dumped some Seafoam in the little holes going into the carbs.
Fired her up and low and behold the old girl idles without choke!
As the California crew recommend Sea foam, Seafoam and Seafoam!
Went to my local boat yard and got some 93 ethanol free go juice.
Took another quart of 100 aviation fuel out of the fire department helicopter,(need to strain the fuel anyway!)
Now the Honda will know what hot to trot means!

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