03:25PM | 04/01/07
Member Since: 03/31/07
2 lifetime posts
model # 143986714

5.5HP honda OHV engine

we just picked one up and it will not start. previous owner said it has not been used in about a year as all of a sudden it would not stay running. has a gravity fed carb. the prime button does not seem to spray any fuel in the carb. when the PO sprayed some brake cleaner into the carb it would fire and run and then die.

we have removed the plug and verified spark is there. we removed the fuel bowl and the float looks ok along w/ we cleaned out the varnish from the bowl. the little screen in the fuel line seems to flow fine and not be clogged.

one of the bolts was missing for the intake pipe off the car and we put in a new one so if there was an air leak there should not be anymore

anything else we might be missing? we still need to pull the carb off and see about cleaning it out. do ya'll have any links or how to's? i am sure it is basic but it never helps to have a helping hand @ a what should be simple no start issue




07:20PM | 04/01/07
Member Since: 03/31/07
2 lifetime posts
ok so i messed with the float on the carb and adjusted it enough so that now once it starts up it keeps running. when we kick it over to high idle it will hunt and rev up and down and up and down

if we hold the throttle open it sounds just fine and seems to work fine otherwise when we pull the trigger for the gun the engine dies if it is not held @ w0t by hand

so where do we go from here?

oring for the oil dipstick is also leaking so i guess off to sears to find a replacement. do they also have rebuild kits for the carbs there? as the manual prime does not work so we have to spray starting fluid in it to get it running but after that it seems to fun fine


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