Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics
You could run the primer button 50 times with the spark plug removed and look to see if gasoline is in the cylinder.
no primer button on that model
but that's a good point
i havent looked into the cylinder while pulling
Gas sitting for a while makes me thing somewhere between tank and cylinder the flow is plugged.
Plus, no primer to force shit through
me too but I took the carb off the tank and cleaned the line (which is just a straw)
Need to verify fuel in cylinder
And the exit of the tank could be clogged
Could have an in-tank fuel filter
kk will report back on that. 9/10 small engine issues ive ever had are fuel flow problems
I took it out
Could still be plugged
At the tank exit maybe
Lack of primer is stupid
Old shit had primers
There's pic of fuel straw (34 I think)
Lemme check cylinder for fuel and i'll report back tomorrw
When did it last run?
Is it a 2-stoke?
See, I knew it wasn’t old. Old stuff was 2 stroke and had a primer.
Did you change the oil and filter?
When you pull, is the resistance normal? Do you feel the compression pulses? Does the exhaust go “blop blop blop”?
Air filter, is it good?
Yes, no, no
Is the underside of the air filter good?
Like, the compartment when you remove the air filter?
clean, plus i tested w/o filter on
i feel like it's a fuel issue but i can't figure out why it would be
Something is plugged that you haven’t verified
When you remove the straw, does fuel spill out?
Well, you can't really remove the straw without taking the carb off so it's tricky to tell but when i did take the carb off, the straw was clear
Pull spark plug and verify fuel in cylinder. Pull starter with spark plug out. Note if the resistance is any less with spark plug out. You could also unbolt the exhaust to eliminate a variable.