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What is the spark plug gap?

Is there any other adjustment that I can make that will make starting easier - right now it takes about 10 vigorous pulls to start?

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.030 on the plug gap
Most carb. have a diaphram made out of rubber under the carb. REPLACE IT. and thank the ethanol fuel for the cause

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