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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Question Only runs w/the Choke On

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2000 Rancher ES model. The machine sat for 2 years. Replaced the gas gage, tank fuel valve, and new fuel line. Rebuilt the carborator...only replaced the gaskets. The jets were clean and not pitted. Main Jet screw @ 1 3/4 turns as found and per manual. I didn't check the spec for the carb bowl float as it was in good condition and was not cracked, broken, or bent. Tested it in water and it did not take on water so that should be okay.

I can get it to start and it runs with the choke all the way on, but when I give it gas (throttle) it dies. If I slowly turn the choke off it dies. It does not start without using the choke.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 04:25 PM
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your gona need to clean the carb again !!!!!!! i want you to take a look at this thred . it works great and is pretty cheep to do
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 07:03 PM
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to the forum....X2 on cleaning the carb. Take it ALL apart and clean, clean, clean....

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 07:12 PM
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and put in a inline fuel filter
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 07:30 PM
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Does that restrict gas flow too much?

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 10:04 PM
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I put a lawnmower inline filter on mine,from Autozone and it runs fine!

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-11-2011, 06:30 AM
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mine runs fine... just a cheap seethru plastic in line filter keeps dirt out
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-11-2011, 06:35 AM
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the jets may have seen to be clean but if you had the carb out already you should have pulled everthing out....on badly varnished carbs i got a carb cleaning bucket from NAPA soaked it in there for a week then i blew it out with air remove all jets and blow them out also it will run fine then but put that filter in there so those tiny little particles cant reclogg your fix..
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the suggestions....I'll re-clean the carb and report back....

Thanks again...
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the lemon juice idea Rich450es. I'll try this. : )
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