Get that screw back (or a replacement)!

Chris Robertson /
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Hi Mike:

If you're "friend" took a screw from your carburetor and now your scooter won't idle, he either took the idle air mixture screw, or the idle speed screw.

Here's a test to try. Let us know what happens.

Warm up your scooter and then stop it, but don't let the throttle spring back (hold it open enough to keep the engine running). SLOWLY ease off the throttle and try to get the engine to run as slow as possible without stalling. Can you get the engine to idle at any throttle position? If you can, your "friend" took your idle speed screw. If you cannot your "friend" took your idle air mixture screw.

If he took your idle speed screw, you can replace it with any other metric bolt that fits the carburetor.

If it's the idle air mixture screw, you're screwed (I couldn't resist the pun). You'll have to replace it, or get it back.

Let us know how this test goes.

Chris.

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Subject Written By Posted
  Problems with my mopedTopic by: Mike J Mike J 04/25/01 12:49PM
  Re: Problems with my mopedRe: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 04/25/01 02:19PM
  Re: Problems with my mopedRe: Fred Fred 04/25/01 02:51PM
  Re: Problems with my mopedRe: Mike J Mike J 04/25/01 04:49PM
  Wait, I seeRe: Mike J Mike J 04/25/01 04:59PM
  Re: Wait, I seeRe: Joe Joe 04/25/01 05:25PM
  Get that screw back (or a replacement)!Re: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 04/25/01 05:37PM
  Re: Get that screw back (or a replacement)!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 04/25/01 06:18PM
  Re: Get that screw back (or a replacement)!Re: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 04/25/01 06:40PM
  Re: Get that screw backRe: Fred Fred 04/25/01 08:10PM
  Re: Get that screw backRe: Chris Robertson Chris Robertson 04/25/01 09:45PM
  bust his assRe: gimmejimmie gimmejimmie 04/25/01 08:31PM
  Re: bust his assRe: Mike J Mike J 04/25/01 09:02PM
  Re: bust his assRe: gimmejimmie gimmejimmie 04/25/01 09:08PM
  Re: bust his assRe: mike mike 04/25/01 11:01PM
  Re: bust his assRe: Miguel Miguel 04/26/01 12:57AM

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