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Pete74

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Stopped starting
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:09:30 PM »
Hi,

I am at my wits end with my moke. I was having issues with it dieing when you put the foot down to rev the engine. I found that with choke, it ran better so I adjusted the carb fuel until it seemed to rev nicely. I shut the engine down while I locked up house to go for a road test ad it won't start at all now. I have reset the carb to the the original starting point. Still no go. I have reset points gap and checked I have spark. Compression is good. Timing seems to be fine as far as I can tell. There is fuel in the bowl and I can see the fuel pump working as the fuel filter is filling.

 I can't understand why it suddenly won't start. All electrics are new except the ignition leads. Got a set on order.

Does anyone have any idea what could have gone wrong? Plugs are wet when I take them out. Still won't start after leaving over night.

 :'(

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Re: Stopped starting
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 02:41:16 PM »
Well,

Just gave the plugs a good clean and checked the plug and coil leads.

VVRRRRRRROOOOM!

It's just the simple things you over look some times.
 

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Re: Stopped starting
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 03:06:10 PM »
Good on you, perseverance sometimes wins the day.
Have you taken on that proper test run yet?
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Re: Stopped starting
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 10:17:56 AM »
Hi Halfpint,

Had it out on a couple of short runs. Running a bit rich but goes well. Looking to do a longer run in the coming days, nice weather.