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I HAVE A 2004 HONDA SHADOW SABRE , ITS STARTS AND RUNS ROUGH AND WONT IDLE VERY LONG , THERE IS A HISSING COMING FROM THE TOP OF THE ENGINE WHILE RUNNING SOUNDS LIKE ITS HISSING WITH EVERY REVOLUTION OF THE ENGINE . COULD THIS BE A BLOWN HEAD GASKET BLOWING OUT ON THE COMPRESSION STROKE ?

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Hi,,,it does sound like a blown gasket,,is there any oil coming out?

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Idle port, transfer ports, slow air jet clogged.
2. Idle adjusting screw set too low.
3. Air fuel mixture adjustment too lean.
4. Pilot/slow fuel jet clogged.
5. Faulty accelerator pump.
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7. Float bowl contaminated old fuel, water, dirt, rust, etc.
8. Carburetor bowl vent line clogged/blocked/pinched.
9. Fuel line to carburetor kinked or pinched.
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11. Intake manifold leak.
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Hi, Anonymous it should be noted that the "AIR FUEL" mixture screw adjustment "ONLY" manages your idle and has no effect on any other circuit also any intake leaks must be repaired before the A/F adjustment procedure can be performed otherwise you will never obtain a proper idle and you will waste a lot of time chasing the impossible. The A/F mixture screw's purpose is to fine tune the fuel charge entering the combustion chamber. The following applies to both 2 and 4 stroke engines:
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4. Turn the mixture screw clockwise until it gently bottoms out, this makes the fuel charge very lean and the engine should not idle if it does then the pilot/idle jet is too big and needs to be replaced with the next size smaller.
5. Turn the mixture screw 1 and 1/2 turns counterclockwise to establish a baseline for starting the engine.
6. To fine-tune the idle circuit, adjust the mixture screw 1/4 turn in or out to achieve maximum idle RPM, wait 15 seconds between each adjustment for the idle to settle.
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8. After achieving maximum idle back out the mixture screw another 1/8 of a turn then adjust the throttle cable idle stop screw to 950-1050 RPM.
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Hi, Michellep282 and the usual suspects are:
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