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Sounds like the carburetor float is sticking or the inlet valve is leaking.

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This may possibly be due to a fuel issue, although there could alternatively be an electrical issue. Check to make sure you have good spark and good distributor cables and distributor cap (no cracks or cross wire sparking). We had an issue with a car that would die when going at highway speeds. It turned out to be due to a fuel issue from a broken spring in the fuel pump. I don't know if this is related to your issue but you may check your fuel pump by disconnecting the fuel line leading to the carburetor and placing it into a soda bottle. Have someone very briefly turn over the engine and you should see good squirts of gas into the bottle. If the gas only dribbles out there may be a problem with the fuel pump or a plugged fuel line before the fuel pump. It is hard to tell which, but I would guess the fuel pump at this point and replace it. If the gas still dribbles out, unfortunately it was a plugged line somewhere between the fuel tank and the fuel pump (It may be very difficult to find where). Be extremely careful to not spill any gas when doing this, keep free of moving parts, and keep the engine on only for a very short time (a few seconds) to minimize any fire risk. Remember safety first! If the gas is squirting out as it should, the problem may be in your carburetor or a plug in the fuel line after the fuel pump, or a likely candidate - a plugged fuel filter. You may try replacing the fuel filter just on general principles. If the carburetor is the problem, perhaps a few squirts of carburetor cleaner into the air intake of the carburetor might help. In fact, you may try using carburetor cleaner before you try anything else (even before trying the test on your fuel pump) as this is the easiest thing to do first, then do the fuel pump test, next change out your fuel filter, and finally, if this does not help, then you may have a more difficult job of disassembling and rebuilding the carburetor - a job I wouldn't recommend unless you have some experience - or there may be a fuel line plug somewhere else in this part of the system.

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sounds like you need to check compression has to be above 90 lbs to start try squirting some starting fluid to start it and keep squirting it keeping it running you could have drop a valve doing this will reseat it but if thats case get new motor

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First of all, there should be no gas/oil mixture on this bike. If it is a crankcase breather and it has gas coming out of it then it means that gas has ran into your engine and diluted the oil. Check the oil and if this is the case then drain and change immediately. As for the gas getting into the crankcase; if you have a float stuck in the open position in your carburetor the gas freely runs through it, then into the cylinder where it then leaks past the piston and into the case. I hope you engine isn't filled with gas but it sounds like it is. If this is what happened then the oil change will fix your problem. If so, take the carburetors apart and make sure the needles and seats are clean and move freely to prevent it from happening again.

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Car will start only when gas is poured into the carburetor and then immediately stops.

There may be a little screen filter inside the fitting where gas enters the carburetor, might have got plugged. The needle valve just inside the carb whereby the float controls the entrance of gas, may have got stuck in its seat. Or the seat, where gas enters the carb., may have something lodged there.
If you are pretty sure the pump's volume and pressure is correct, (it would be low pressure, like around 5 lbs., and you check volume by timing how long it takes to fill a specified amount-sorry, I don't know or remember any specs anymore- but anyway, you must have taken the line off at carb to check for gas to carb-if it squirted out at a good clip when it was cranked over, it likely passed the test-hows that for accuracy? lol.), but as I was going to say, if you have gas to carb., and no amount of pumping the throttle lets any gas through, you will want to take the carburetor off and have a minor rebuild kit installed, just all new gaskets and seals, rubber or leather parts that get old and leaky, new needle valve and seat.
If you want to just check the bowl inside for gas in it, and the needle valve, too-it can get pretty tricky, but you could take off the top of the carburetor, called the air horn, held by its several screws, and tricky because you have to unhook the choke rod, maybe anything else for getting the top off...If you take it off, you will want a new gasket there...I recommend just taking the carburetor off. Has this car ever sat for a long time? The carb. would need a good and thorough cleaning of every little passage to bring it back to like new condition..
Good luck. It might be something simple, like a bad needle valve, or a filter, wow, what a slam dunk that would be. Wouldn't even have to pull the carb off.

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Troy bilt mower ran fine then died and now it wont start back. It has fire and a new spark plug. It gets fuel past the filter. It starts if i put a small amount of gas into the intake. Whats wrong? My...

Remove the air filter and set aside.
Take a can of carburetor cleaner and spray the inside of the carburetor.
Let it set for a moment and then try starting the engine. It should run a few seconds. Repeat. When it starts squirt a small shot of cleaner in the carburetor to keep it running. That should remove the varnish the gas leaves as it evaporates over the winter.

If it still won't keep running then there is trash in the float bowl plugging the needle valve seat and the jets.

1) Turn off the gas or remove the gas line and plug it with a small screw or stick to keep it from leaking out of the gas tank.
2) Look on the bottom of the bowl for a nut .
3) Remove the nut and drop the float bowl.
4) Carefully remove the pin holding the float and needle valve assembly.
5) Take the carburetor cleaner with the straw it comes with and spray every hole in the carburetor to clean the jets . (up through the needle valve seat, down top of the carburetor , see a hole, spray it with the cleaner.)
6) Clean the float bowl.
7) Reassemble and make sure the gas isn't leaking and try to start it again.

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Volvo pento 1998 want start with out pouring gas down throat of carburetor (marine)

There are a few things to check for this problem and you will need a helper to run 1 test on the engine. Whether you have a carburetor or injectors the engine needs to draw in the fuel. Put your hands over the carburetor without the flash arrestor on it. Have a helper crank the engine and try to start it doing what you normally would do on a cold start.

If you feel a vacuum draw and the engine starts or the carburetor gets wet and tries to start you need to adjust the choke or test the intake manifold gasket.
On a carburetor the choke plate needs to be closed when cold or even warm on some motors. The intake gasket needs to seal and can seal when it gets hot.

After you get the motor running squirt some water around the seams of the intake gasket and see if the Rpms drop or the engine cuts out. Same thing for the base carburetor gasket.

If adjusting the choke does not help and there are no manifold leaks you need to remove the carb with as little disturbance as possible. Then place it on a level surface and expose the bowl to see if it is dry or low on gas. If the bowl is dry,you need a rebuild and if the level is low you need to adjust the float. Get your model number for the carburetor and go online to find the specs or just wing it. Usually fuel levels are 3/8 to 1/4 inch below the top level of the fuel bowl.

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I cant get my kids 49cc quad to start from new...can anyone help?

Check for spark, there may be a "Kill Switch" or a key somewhere that needs to be turned in order for the motor to run. If you turn the motor over with a spare spark plug in the plug wire touching the tip of the spark plug that is in the motor it should show a spark. (It is best to do this in the dark to see the spark clearly)

Look for a fuel valve that shuts off the flow of gas typically located between the gas tank and the carburetor. Some carburetors have a float bowl drain at the bottom so you can drain the gas out for storage. If your carburetor has a drain bolt you can unscrew it and see if gas comes out.

Check for a choke lever or pull knob either on the carburetor or sometimes on the handlebars. I have also seen a primer bulb on the two stroke carburetors that act as a fuel enrichment for starting a cold motor.

Since it is new we can assume it has compression but it doesn't hurt to check it. Remove the spark plug, place your finger over the spark plug hole and turn the motor, if there is good compression your finger will pop off from the pressure.

If you have good spark, good compression and gas in the carburetor bowl chances are your carburetor jets are clogged. I would spray a small amount of starter fluid or a small squirt of gas into the back side of the carburetor after removing the air filter. If it runs for a few seconds then stops the problem is in the carburetor but most often the motor will continue to run and just needed priming. If it does not run on it's own there might be some debree in the float bowl obstructing the delivery of fuel but that is very rare for a new carburetor

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It's either spark or fuel. For spark, take the plug out, rest the plug on top of the piston still connected to the wire, and crank it. You should be able to see a spark. If you do, put one teaspoon of gasoline in the spark plug hole, replace the spark plug, and start it. If it starts easily, you have some carburetor issues and need to have that looked at. For the meantime, priming the motor with a little gas to get it started might not be a bad way to go. You can squirt the gas in the carburetor throat or put it through the spark plug hole. (Unscrewing and screwing the spark plug often isn't good for the head, however.) Good luck.

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