i've seen it it's rare nowadays,,,,brass ones used to do it now with the ridged foam ones and the blowmolded plastic ones not so much,,,disconnect fuel tank from carb,,,make sure bowl is full it'll run till bowl is empty,,,take bowl off and check floats and needle as long as your in there,,,as far as the starter not working my money is on either the starter is loose and lost ground or wire pinched or loose,,either the solenoid trigger wire or the main to the starter itself is loose or cut,,,thats my call
Well on a 4T the first thing I would think if gas was pouring out of ANYWHERE would be the float was stuck. But I'm so lame on 2T I didn't feel qualified to comment. My weedeater doesn't have a float, you can run it upside down, or my chainsaw. Did you know the big diesel electric locomotives are gigantic V12 two cycles?....TWO CYCLES! But since they fire every stroke they produce more horsepower....3,000+ and they use FOUR of them!. That's why 2Ts make for a fast scooter, like the Vespa....see how I brought that back? No hijacking. OK, I'll be quiet, but here's a pic....they are so cool....Rich
yes current thought is reed valves are better,,,material strengths and quality and also heat treatments are more superior than the old days when they cracked and split ,,broke off chips that went into the motor,,i had a few 3 cylinder suzuki 500's some with open straight expansion chambers,,,,CRACKLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!,,my neighbors hated me ,,,they handled like sh!t and had no brakes,,,man they were fun
Cyborg's hunch could defiantly be right. I remembered the recent headache my float needle assy caused me on my Vespa engine carb. I would get fuel flooding out the carb a bit leaving a nice puddle of fuel oil mix if I didn't turn off the fuel tap. Marking its spot. The ethanol eats at the rubber tip on the fuel needle allowing fuel to flood in. I replaced the needle and float assy and for the most part I haven't had the leak issue. A bad float will also flood an engine out as well because its got fuel inside and isn't floating and not sealing off . will
Last Edit: May 28, 2014 22:01:27 GMT -6 by Kaveman
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Rich this will make your head spin,,, 2stroke diesel. With ply one valve per cylinder and an intake port,,, yeeeehaaaa!!!! With twin turbos to boot,,,, double yeehaaaa!!! They don't make 3000hp for nothin you know