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Old 06-11-2007, 04:27 AM   #1
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my new eight the rear pin in the front drive shaft fell out and you cant order a front drive shaft yet but i froced a home made pin in and it is holding so far. My motor is being a little funny it seems to idle up after it gets hot iam only running at 200 f and its puffing lots of smoke i've turned down the idle but when i first start it it will bearly start?
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Sounds like you are running rich. Leave the idle set at factory (usually 1mm gap). Start at factory settings. Lean the HSN by 1/12 turn clockwise and re-test. Patience is the key. You need to wait at least 10 seconds after an adjustment. Performance should increase. This should be done at operating temperatures.

Once the HSN is set. Do the pinch test with the LSN. Idle should increase 3 to 5 seconds and then stall. If the RPMs increase for longer than 5 seconds, the LSN is set too rich. If RPM increases less than 3 seconds or stall instantly, LSN is set too lean. Or you could lean out the LSN the same way as the HSN. 1/12 clockwise and re-test for quick acceleration.

Stop and turn counterclockwise 1/12 when performance drops for both the HSN & LSN. There should always be blue smoke at half to full throttle.

There are several ways to tune (re-tune).

Hope this helps.


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Old 06-11-2007, 08:36 PM   #3
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