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post #25 of (permalink) Old 02-20-2015, 04:09 PM
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It would probably be useful to define what the motor is doing:
Hard starting?
Rough idle? Rough running at certain speeds? At All speeds?
Lacking power at certain points?
Backfire out exhaust?
Backfire out of intake?
Is it worse cold, hot or all the time?
Blue smoke?, white smoke? Black smoke? No smoke?
Water in oil? Oil in radiator? Oil leaks around the head?

I'm sure there are plenty of other maladies, these are just off the top of my head.

If you can make a youtube video and post it, it may help in the diagnosis.

Sounds like you just need some tweaking and not a lot of money. I know this is not a SPICA motor but I find it interesting when you are dialing in the FI pump that as you go the motor runs crappier and crappier until the final twist of the screw driver and then every thing falls in place and it runs fine. Unnerving in the process though...

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