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Old 18th Jan 2008, 22:00
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scooter boy
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Maders UK
Age: 53
Posts: 806
I've had my Clipper II since Feb 04 and have 520+hrs on it.

I have never had problems starting it but know other who have had problems starting other machines with the same powerplant.

What I do:

cold engine:
mixture full rich
prime 8-10s
mixture full out
wait 30s
start it
quickly push mixture full in and apply cover
It should fire first time - this engine starts more easily when cold.

warm/hot engine:
mixture full rich (possibly crack throttle open slightly while priming)
prime 4-5s
mixture full out
wait 10s
start
quickly push mixture full in and apply cover
The engine needs to turn over a few cycles before starting when hot.

This works for me,

SB
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