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Pilot jet i need to know what pilot jet to use at an altitude of 4600 feet. .42 is too rich

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I gap my spark plugs to .41 @5300 ft. How is your air & fuel filter? maybe it's some old or bad gas try some gas additive or drain your fuel tank?

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