Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Gas engine won't idle
I've got a Volvo MB10a gas engine (1978?) in my Irwin 28 that stalls when idling and/or in neutral. The engine starts great and runs good at just above idle speed, but as soon as I back the throttle all the way down or shift into neutral it slows wayyyy down and eventually quits after about 10-15 seconds.
Any ideas on where to start trouble shooting? The carb has a air/fuel screw adjustment as well as an idle screw, but I haven't messed with either yet. Also, I haven't checked the fuel filter yet either. To do so, should I shut of the fuel line and then run the engine until she starves of fuel before I open up the fuel filter canister to check the filter?
Thanks for your help!
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