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I have a mantis 2 stroke rotavator that is around 5 years old with the new style sv6 carb,when i am rotavating the garden at full throttle,every now and again it coughs and splutters with a puff of blue smoke,i have ran it at 50-1 mix and also ran it rich with a touch more oil but the poblem still persists

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