11544Re: starting problem
- Sep 4, 2007Thanks guys. The spark test revealed no spark so will replace points
etc first. Hopefully that will do it.
--- In email@example.com, David Roberge <dwr@...>
>carbs are known to jam up the needle and seat. I had to ass an
> Try checking the needle and seat assembly of the fuel float. These
inline fuel filter to solve my fuel parblem.
>a plug wire and crank it over I suggest doing this on the distributer
> If you think its electrical, you can check for spark by removing
side of the tractor. If gas fumes are leaking from the carb they can
flash if given the opportunity in a closed environment.
> Dave in Ct
> tractorboy776c <tractorboy776c@...> wrote:
> My 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
> like a dream. It ran great this afternoon but when I tried to startcarb
> this evening it wouldn't fire.
> I checked the carb gain and when I pulled the air hose from the
> found fuel around the choke plate area. There was also some fuel onto
> the outside of the main (lower)gasket. I guessed this might be due
> a fuel build-up from not firing. Is this correct/normal?reassembled,
> Anyway I disassembled the carb, blew the jets again and
> careful not to overtighten the two halves.is
> Still no firing and the same symptoms as in the last paragraph. So
> 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.
> Many thanks
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