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Old 03-06-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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I have a new DL50 that I am having some problems with. I have had it running with no problems before but now I can not get it to start. For the second time in a row I have spent an hour trying to start it. The battery is charged, it is getting fuel, there is good compression, but I just can't get it to fire.

If anybody has suggestions on what to do, that would be much appreciated.

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Hi buddy, pull the plug out and lay it on top of the cylinder and whip it over to see if the plug is sparking.
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If its drawing fuel, then its most likely fire, you said your battery is charged, but still could be a problem with a loose connection or something, check your connection and measure the voltage after turning ignition on, at the connector where it connects to the ignition.
Make sure the plug cap is tight.

The previous suggestion of taking the plug off and trying to see the spark is good, but a little tricky and be careful.
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Ok thanks for the suggestions. I will give them a try.
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If anyone is having trouble starting a DL 50 set needles both 1.5 turns out when new and{ gap spark plug to 20 thousands [very important]} Needle valves should end up approx 1.75 high 1.25 low depending on Temp Altitude and oil mix
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