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RickReeb

02-09-2010 19:11:10




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I have a WD45 and just had carb rebuilt and I don"t understand why my spark plugs are dry. After I try starting it gas starts to leak out of the carb. Any ideas?




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old

02-09-2010 19:27:36




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 Re: Dry plugs in reply to RickReeb, 02-09-2010 19:11:10  
Low engine compression, bad gasket in the intake/carb areas. Stuck valves some place. Ok so try this and see what happens. Pull the air cleaner tube off and hold you hand over the carb. You should get a good suction there if you don't then go back to what I said at first and find where you loose vacuum



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RickReeb

02-10-2010 03:20:40




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 Re: Dry plugs in reply to old, 02-09-2010 19:27:36  
Thanks for the ideas. All gaskets are new in the intake/carb area. Have such good suction that it try's to pull my fingers in. Have good pressure in the piston. This is why I am so baffled.



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old

02-10-2010 07:17:11




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 Re: Dry plugs in reply to RickReeb, 02-10-2010 03:20:40  
Timing off and or poor spark. If you messed with the distributoor any maybe you have the plug wires on wrong and it is in fact burning the gas but because it fires at the wrong time if does not run



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RickReeb

02-10-2010 11:10:17




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 Re: Dry plugs in reply to old, 02-10-2010 07:17:11  
Thanks for all your help. This morning my brother-in-law helped me pull it up to the house and into the garage were it is heated so we could work on it. We went through everything and changed nothing, added 5 gallons of gas to top off tank and it started right up. Not sure but I think it was just to cold out. Spent three hours blowing out our driveway and a few of the neighbors and it didn't miss a beat. Thanks for all you suggestion and if I ever have something I can't solve I will definitely be back to this site.
Thanks again:) Rick

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02-10-2010 14:03:17




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 Re: Dry plugs in reply to RickReeb, 02-10-2010 11:10:17  
Shoot even if you don't need help stop in once in a while just to see what is going on. I'm on here at least 3 times a day if not a lot more but I also do answer a lot of the posts also



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