OK...You may have read my earlier post, Gas coming out of exhaust pipe?!?
I was told to remove exhaust & spark plug, then pedal for a few to get the excess gas out. So I did. Then I put in new plug & tried again, and it fired up on the FIRST PEDAL!(with no exhaust...damn that's loud!!)
After running for 5-10 seconds, it dies. So i went through many of the older posts, and found a few that sounded just like mine. They say, check for fuel flow (fuel is flowing) clean carb (carb couldnt be cleaner) adjust idle screw (adjustments in process).
The thing that bothers me is the ped starts up (briefly) when the gas is turned off. When it is on, it doesnt start as easily, if at all. Also, it will run with either the choke on or off, though it runs better with the choke on.
ANYONE have any ideas? I'm frustrated! (and my legs are tired.)
oh yeah, the ped is a 79 vespa caio. Gas is fresh, oil is properly mixed, tank is a bit rusty, but I added 2 fuel filters to the fuel line, and there is no trace of rust by the time the gas reaches the carb. Exhaust port is not clogged.
Exhaust pipe sounds like there is sand inside, does anyone know a good way to clean them out? I heard draino works, but I'm kind of hesitant to try that. I read in the guide to use a torch or a hot coat hanger, is there an easier way?
Well, back to pedaling....