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When i start the onan 5500 it takes 4 or 5 times then when it does start it runs low then high rpm then low again where do i start

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Adjust the carberator. You have to do this while the engine is running and it usually takes a straight slot screwdriver. You can turn a spring loaded screw to adjust fast or slow which ever is needed.

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