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Lacks power as you push throuttle down

Looses power as i push gas down. the further down i press the more power it looses.

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Robert Knorr: Check your Air Filter, may be clogged with oil or dirty. chocking off the air . idle is ok need less air. acceleration need more air , can't be done..bigAl

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