Re: help!!! engine flooding

Don Pflueger /
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i doubt you have a wiring problem. and having good spark means nothing if the insulator is burned and the plug cannot attain proper heat range. try a new spark plug first. to test compression, you need a compression tester. sears sells a decent one for about $25. well worth the investment. flooding is usually caused by;

a worn inlet needle and seat in the carb

dirt lodged between the needle and seat

a bad float

rusty or sticking float hinge pin

too large of a main jet

a crack in the carbs body

plugged air filter

plugged exhaust

fouled plug (doesnt cause flooding but presents the same symptoms, black and wet)

low compression (again, does not cause flooding but if the fuel cannot be compressed to become volatile, it will present symptoms of a flooded cylinder)

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