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post #13 of Old 04-17-2009
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Rebuilding can be simple, too.

Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Given that you don't know the age or status of the spark plugs, changing them with new ones is probably a good start. Rebuilding and cleaning the carburetor is also probably good idea.
While a complete kit is best, often a needle and a good spraying of the inside of the bowl, lid, and passages with carb cleaner are all you need to get by, if varnish is the issue and not age. Repeat several times, since the cleaner attacks the problem in layers.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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