Question on priming

Old 10-26-2014, 10:17 AM
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Questions?? Question on priming

Is the intention of priming to get fuel to the carb, or to get fuel into the engine block?
I do not have much success with blocking the exhaust and pulling the pull start, whereas I am more successful disconnecting the line from the exhaust and blowing through it.

Should the priming be done with the throttle closed, or open?

I do not know if my issue is flooding the engine, or starving the engine.

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Old 10-26-2014, 10:45 AM
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I agree with blowing into the exhaust line to prime the engine. You are doing the right thing. I have noticed with some engines I need to open the throttle just a little to get the fuel to the carb so it won't hurt to open it a little. Stop priming when the fuel gets to the carb. That will prevent flooding the engine.
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If you're having trouble, you're probably too lean on the LSN right now. Try coming out a full half turn and see if that helps you out. I do typically give a bit of throttle at cold start (idle up on my radio is set around 15%) however.
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Start it and go.
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