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post #71 of Old 05-20-2013
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Re: My Horror Story

That li'l YSM8 is a simple engine and should be ultra-reliable.
Describe "running away" Does it happen only in gear or does it ever happen in neutral?Could it be a situation of the shift button jumping back into neutral and then speeding up cuz no load?
Why doesn't your choke cable work to shut her down? Even if the cable doesnt work you can go in the cabin and manually do it rather than putting something over the intake.
Get to know yer engine and eventually will fall in love with it for what it is, a simple piece of equipment that works most of the time with the right maintenance. Be sure you know how and why to bleed the fuel system. Do it numerous times so you know what to look for with air on the lines. Be sure you know how to change your intake impeller (it has been changed hasn't it?) and take a spare impeller. Take a spare water pump /alternator drive belt (they are prob separate). When starting up, ALWAYS look behind for the cooling water coming out the exhaust. What color is your smoke?
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