Author Topic: Very Strange Stuff Here In Olympia......WHY WONT IT START  (Read 125 times)

Offline SouthernBrandt75

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Very Strange Stuff Here In Olympia......WHY WONT IT START
« on: May 17, 2017, 09:28:05 PM »
So this morning, at 5:15 mind you, my truck started then ran super rough and died. After that I couldn't start it again. craziest thing is I have spark and the plugs smell like gas? Just put brand new plugs, wires, cap and rotor. I am beside myself on what could be wrong. Could it be just flooded and timing off? The night before when I was getting in the gas I noticed it was really laggy when first accelerating. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Offline blazer74

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Re: Very Strange Stuff Here In Olympia......WHY WONT IT START
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 10:42:55 PM »
Choke problem, not opening first thought.

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Re: Very Strange Stuff Here In Olympia......WHY WONT IT START
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 11:36:01 PM »
How old is the carb? Sounds like a stuck float or bad needle valve to me.
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Re: Very Strange Stuff Here In Olympia......WHY WONT IT START
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 07:08:38 AM »
Verify the choke is open. Did you use high quality parts? Pull the cap off an inspect, make sure the cap is installed correctly.
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Re: Very Strange Stuff Here In Olympia......WHY WONT IT START
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 08:15:16 AM »
How old is the carb? Sounds like a stuck float or bad needle valve to me.

Stock carb lol. That's what I am thinking. Makes sense really with the lag and what not. Where exactly do I find the model number? I usually just get a new carb but with the recent birthdays and holidays it looks like rebuild time lol.

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