- Sep 1, 2007My 184 decided not to start today. It turns over no problem (new
battery and leads) but fails to fire. I've checked the plugs and
distributor and these look OK but have yet to do a spark test.
My main reason for this post is that last week I cured an engine
surging problem by replacing the carb gaskets. Since then it has run
like a dream. It ran great this afternoon but when I tried to start
this evening it wouldn't fire.
I checked the carb gain and when I pulled the air hose from the carb
found fuel around the choke plate area. There was also some fuel on
the outside of the main (lower)gasket. I guessed this might be due to
a fuel build-up from not firing. Is this correct/normal?
Anyway I disassembled the carb, blew the jets again and reassembled,
careful not to overtighten the two halves.
Still no firing and the same symptoms as in the last paragraph. So is
the carb a red herring in this instance (I thought the fuel build-up
might be due to a blockage) and should I focus on the
points/distributor instead (or anything else)?
Your thoughts much appreciated.
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