puch magnum idles then dies

i just bought a 1980 puch magnum II. it ran well at first but now, when it is started and the throttle is pulled back, the engine dies...also sometimes it wont start. any ideas?

Re: puch magnum idles then dies

did you clean the carburetor? that's where i'd start

Re: puch magnum idles then dies

Leon Swarmer /

new gappped spark plug

Re: puch magnum idles then dies

Sounds like your float is stuck.

It idles sometimes, but won't accelerate, then sometimes it won't start.

It is not the Jet or Needle, but the float.

Best of luck,

- MK

Re: puch magnum idles then dies

yeah, does it leak at all?

Re: puch magnum idles then dies

no leak at all!! it idles ok...sometimes it will die when idling...but, everytime the throttle is pulled back hard it dies

Re: puch magnum idles then dies

take the air filter off, see if that helps

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