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Samurai backfire hey my 86 sami was running great i had just put gas in and the snow started and i went to start it and it will turn over for 7 secs then backfires in the carb then the exhaust. have not changed anything lattle so iam thinking it carb related?

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It sounds more like a timing problem. If it backfires through the carb that means the intake valve is open when the spark plug fires. Same with the exaust but it the exhaust valve that is open.

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