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D17 Will Not Start

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Kenneth M. Smith

04-05-2003 17:45:35

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My D17 has been sitting for a year without starting. The last time it ran, it was ok. I tried starting it today and it will not start. It turns over good, the points have good fire, but the spark plugs are not wet. I looked inside the carburetor and it looks very good. Fuel lines ok and fuel getting to carb ok. What do I do next?

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Joel L

04-06-2003 07:56:00

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 Re: D17 Will Not Start in reply to Kenneth M. Smith, 04-05-2003 17:45:35  
I'd clean the carb and go from there.

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04-05-2003 21:55:11

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 Re: D17 Will Not Start in reply to Kenneth M. Smith, 04-05-2003 17:45:35  
take one of the plugs out,hold it to the block with insulated plires,try to start it look for fire, if you have fire put a tablespoon of oil in each cylinder, turn the motor over slow a couple of turns, then turn with starter to blow out any axcess oil,replace plugs and start. hope this helps Gordon-(TN)

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04-05-2003 18:15:14

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 Re: D17 Will Not Start in reply to Kenneth M. Smith, 04-05-2003 17:45:35  
Check the coil and make sure its getting enough juice to the distrubtor also check the rotor

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