Took my girlfriend's mother back to Sylvester Georgia yesterday after staying with us for the holidays. Her dad's wife Shirley's great grandson Blake has a dirt bike that wouldn't run. We checked it for spark, it has spark we checked it for fuel, it had no fuel getting through the carburetor. I know this because I poured a little bit in the carb and it tried to start.

I told him let's pull the bowl off the carburetor and see if the float is stuck. Which it was, cleared it reinstalled the bowl attached the fuel lines and it started right up.

You may be asking yourself how is this related?

Well I'll tell you, I am not a mechanic but I learned all this from working on my 1964 Cadillac Rochester 4-barrel carburetor. 

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That's the great thing about carburetors. You can fix them yourself and usually it doesn't take a whole lot of work to get them back in action. Glad to hear you were able to fix it using some knowledge you picked up from working on your car.

When an engine won't run check these three basics.

1. Gotta have fuel

2. Gotta have spark

3. Gotta have spark at the correct time

Sounds simple but 99% of the time It will lead you to the problem

I was always taught, there are 4 things you needed.

1. Compression.

2. Fuel

3. Spark.

4. All of the above in the correct order

Pretty much the same thing as Ian said, but I like the sound of my own voice..... PMSL :-)

Kevin, You're alright in my book!

Joe D
I posted the picture of the heat valve on the passenger wheel well
Not sur you saw it


Where did you post it?

Kev -- Forgot --a lot of money for parts and engine rebuilds -----LoL !!!!!


"Comment" there you go Joe LOL 

Thank you :)

Joe D

I posted it on the --dashboard - right after you asked
No problem




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