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I have an older knipco type heater. It runs pretty good ,but the cone doesn't glow very much when it runs. I don't know if it is running rich or lean. Can you help me with fine tuning this?

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  • camarokd Feb 02, 2010

    This is a fan forced heater

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SOURCE: air fuel mixture screw adjustment, forced air kerosene heater

Most ready heaters have a fuel pressure setting on the back of the heater near the fan. There should be two small plastic covers, looking directly at the back, the one on the left can be removed and a pressure gauge installed. The one on the right is slotted for adjustment of pressure. I think the correct pressure for that model is 3.0 lbs.

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SOURCE: Running rich and lean

the codes ur getting will be thrown by a vacume leak make sure u dont have a vacume line leaking or split also check ur pcv valve for clogging

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SOURCE: ktm 450 running hot

running it rich may cool your engine a BIT, but wou will also loose out on mpg(allthough a slight gain in power will be present) and throttle response.

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SOURCE: Grtting a 0171 system lean bank 1 car runs good

well it could be a few things
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Posted on Oct 14, 2009

SOURCE: i have a 85 gsxr 750 running rich on the left

Hi Chris,
You will have to recheck the float level (in the float chamber) of those two carburators, reset if necessary.
You may also have to reset the air-mixture screw for both of those carbs. Standard procedure to set htem is tighten them all the way in making sure not to over tighten to avoid damaging the sharp end of the screw, and thn to open 2 and a half to 3 turns.
You can thn reset them as the engine is running + -- either way.
Hope this helps!

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