Question about Tecumseh Horizontal Tiller Engine 8 Hp, 1" X 2 57/64" Shaft, Modelno. Hm80 - 155656x

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I just got my old gokart sorta running again it has an old tecumseh 5.5 ohv enduro engine in it . it had been sitting for like 3-4 years and i cleaned the coil and what not got spart again and now it will only run for about 5-10 seconds then it dies and it doesnt respond to throttle . do i need to clean the carb better . i need help LOL.

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Clean the carb again and also check all the gaskets, make sure none have moved or rotted from sitting, check the butterfly in the carb also and make sure it moves and does not get binded up. spray some throttle cleaner in the carb and clean it out good using a rag, dont use a brush cause you dont want to get any more **** in the engine.

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Yes, clean the carb again.

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