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Motor making noise, now it won't ignite

On my R35A, my motor was making a noise. I cleaned and oiled it and put everything back together and now it won't pick up fuel and iginate. What do I do?

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Re: motor making noise, now it won't ignite

You might need to prime it, if the vanes are dry it wont push air. Another possibility is an air leak got into the fuel delivery system, then it would just suck air and no fuel. Wouldnt that suck?

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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