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Have a 5hp honda motor ,good spark, good gas, but every third pull it just pops and blows a little smoke out the carb

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Get a can of starter fluid and a helper. Spray some fluid into the air intake and then start it up. keep it running on starter fluid for a couple of minutes and this will clean out your carburator, the cause of your problem. Joe

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Chances are your carburator has dirt in it.
It doesn't take much to clog those little carbs.
Empty the gas tank and clean it.
Purchase a can of small engine carburator cleaner. Comes in a spray can for about $5 at Home Depot or Lowes.
Remove the carburator and disassemble it.
Soak the body in clean gasoline for about 15 minutes if you can agitate it do so to help the gas disolve any clogs.
Clean the ports with the spray cleaners to blow out any debris.
Reassemble and remount the carb.
Remove, clean and gap the spark plug
Refuel the gas tank with new clean gas

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Accidently tipped machine and it cut out. cannot restart. when i take the spark plug out and pull cord oil comes out of port. will it clear itself?

Yes you can clear it out. The best thing to do is:

1 - remove the spark plug
2 - put a little gas in the plug hole (about a tablespoonful or so)
3 - pull the cord slowly so the gas can mix with the oil and thin it out
4 - pull the cord fast several times to blow everything out the spark plug hole
5 - dry and reinstall the spark plug
6 - try to start the motor without any choke
7 - if it won't start go to 1 and repeat

When it does start it will probably run rough for a while and smoke a lot until it gets everything cleared out of the cylinder. After a minute or two it should run like it did before the incident. Be sure to check the oil level, you probably didn't lose much but better safe than replacing the motor.

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Make sure you have Spark at the sparkplug and that your sparkplug is in good condition with proper gap.
Makle sure fuel is getting to carbs, by loosesing the carb drain screw - fuel should flow out.
if your getting fuel, tighten the drain screw back and turn the motor over.

make sure key switch is on and on/off switch is on.

if motor doesn't start, spray a very little of carb cleaner spray into air filter box.

if motor starts and dies that means that your carbs are getting gas but the jets are clogged and not allowing fuel to go through the carb, pull your carbs off, disassemble, soak, rinse, blow out with compressed air, make sure you can see through the jets, reassemble and your bike will run.

If your getting fuel through carbs and you have good spark, then pull your spark plugs and do a compession test. You must have at least 100 psi compression, if not your rings are bad, or you have a stuck valve.

If no compression:
You can check and adjust your valve clearance, only when the motor is cold.
Do this and then recheck your compression. If compression comes up. Your motor with run.
If still no compression. Then you must take the top end apart and see why.

Have your head inspected to make sure valves are seating.
Check your piston ring end gap.

You will find it to be one or the other to cause your loss of compression. Fix and repair.Reassemble.

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Check for spark at spark plug.
1. If no spark, test the wire to the coil with test light and see if you have power to coil.
2.If no power to coil, make sure your on/off button is on and working.Use test light.
A. Power at the switch but not at the coil indicates a broke wire from switch to coil.
B. NO power at the switch indicates ingintion switch is off or faulty and not sending power to your switch , make sure key is on. Use trest light.
3. If you have power to the coil but no spark from the coil - replace the coil

Check for spark at the plug
1.If you have spark at the plug, but not starting - check that your carbs are getting gas.
2.Petcock Could be off, Fuel Filter could be clogged, Carbs could be dirty or clogged and your not getting any gas.
3.Pull spark plug - If no gas present then your not getting gas, if wet then you getting gas and your flooded. Make sure you have good gasoline, Bad gas won't burn.
or your bike is worn out and dont have any compression.

With Good gas, and Good Spark, and Good compresssion, the bike will run.

If your not getting gas to your motor through the carbs, pull carb off and thouroughly clean it.

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