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I have an X1 and it will idle and start with the choke but needs starting fluid on dosent want to stay running ive tuned the carb springs accordingly, ive cleaned the carb also replaced fuel when i take the open the choke it revs really high then dies i just bought a new spark plug please tell me whats wrong
 

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You have a air leak between your carb and motor. Check By starting it and let it warm up alittle than without spraying any carb cleaner as to get into the air filter spray around your carb area. If the revs change you found your air leak
 

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I dont know if this will help but this is what I did to get my cateye running. I placed it on top of an icechest, so that the back wheel can spin freely. Then with the choke closed give it a little throttle while you pull-start it a few times. This is so you can give it enough fuel to start, then before it dies on you give it a little more throttle again so it can stay running and open the choke. If it stays running with a little throtle and open choke then all you have to do now is adjust the side and top screws until you can keep it idling without having to give it throtle.
 

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I will start it up and everything tommrow i think i know where the carb connects the the engine theres two small openings on the pipe no bigger then a fourth inch ill take pictures tommorow how do i go about plugging any holes? theres no like modified or anything i dont know why they are theryre though what would be a good time to post pictures for a fast response?
 

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I started it still dosent want to run without choke on i got it one time to idol with it open cant give anu fuel or it revs really high and dies and it wants to rev right away with it on too
 

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You have a air leak between your carb and motor. Check By starting it and let it warm up alittle than without spraying any carb cleaner as to get into the air filter spray around your carb area. If the revs change you found your air leak
Oh and i reread your post but theres an issue i cant start it starting fluid
 

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To be honest, I think ur head gasket is blown... Take of the 4 screws holding the cylinder case to head... Slide the cyclinder case off the piston and check the gasket, I bet u it's blown...meaning cracked, torn, or completely worn away...
 

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To be honest, I think ur head gasket is blown... Take of the 4 screws holding the cylinder case to head... Slide the cyclinder case off the piston and check the gasket, I bet u it's blown...meaning cracked, torn, or completely worn away...
Could you show me a pic? Im not quite sure of all the parts yet still learning sorry
 

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Do what straydawg said and spray carb cleaner all around the intake manifold area while running.. Then do the area where the case and cylinder meet like Pocket Mechanic says.. If it dies or if the revs change you found the air leak..

Good luck!
 

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Do what straydawg said and spray carb cleaner all around the intake manifold area while running.. Then do the area where the case and cylinder meet like Pocket Mechanic says.. If it dies or if the revs change you found the air leak..

Good luck!
okay thanks i will carb cleaner is different then starting fluid correct?
 

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okay thanks i will carb cleaner is different then starting fluid correct?
Not sure if it works the same... Carb cleaner can help a cold start but once its started it will kill the engine if sprayed into the intake or a airleak.. Not sure if Starter fluid will kill it or what... Never tried it with it...

lol I use the Crab cleaner as starter fluid if i have to..... :rolleyes:
 

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To me, it sounds like your flooding it, I'm surprised the spark plug hasn't fouled. There's no other way around it, ur going to have to take it apart and look at your gaskets... Good luck.
 

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Sounds like its being flooded too......Id look at the coil as a possible suspect if you cannot tune it...........

Try changing the sparkplug...You need NGK BPMR7A

cleaning the internal carb fuel strainer

making sure the fuellines are on right,,,black line goes on larger ribbed carb inlet nipple

remove the coil,,clean the thongs and magnets,,regap both to .020"

put new fresh 93 octane fuel mixed to 40:1

get it running and tune it in.............If it wont tune change the coil..

 

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I have a brandnew spark plug should i still replace it? and Whats the gasket look like ? What should i look for? I know the fuel lines are correct they match yours and will only fit one way Ive cleaned the carb on it ill replace the fuel on it i appreciate all the help guys, one more question wheres the coil and what do i need to gap
 

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I have a brandnew spark plug should i still replace it? and Whats the gasket look like ? What should i look for? I know the fuel lines are correct they match yours and will only fit one way Ive cleaned the carb on it ill replace the fuel on it i appreciate all the help guys, one more question wheres the coil and what do i need to gap




coil is mounted over the flywheel on the transmission side.........

 

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It could be the head gasket too straydawg, don't forget,....
Yea that would be a air leak right but you would be able to tell if that was where its at by all the oil running down the side of the motor. Carb air leaks dont and depending on how bad they are dont make as much of a mess and you will see the mess around the intake area. He says it revs high and dies sounds like a pretty bad air leak and yes the carb could be set to rich and flooding it but dont think the high revs is caused by being flooded. Need to rule out a air leak first. Its the easiest test to check both with a air leak test and checking out the gasket by looking at it. than can move on if theres not. I wouldnt be surprised if the carb is loose so that all should be checked. You can check if it flooding by pulling the plug after it dies. If its real wet it flooding but if thats the case it wouldnt start back up after it dies unless the plug was dryed off
 
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