My son ran is his Vortex SS without the air cleaner installed for a few minutes before he realised it. When he installed the air cleaner he could not get it to start again.
When he brought it to me the next day to get it started for him it was extremely flooded. I put on a new air cleaner (original was fuel soaked) after draining the fuel and can get it started
but it will die out before it runs very long. Seems to floor very easily. Pull the glow plug to drain any excess fuel and restart. But even if I get running long enough to dirve it will only go a few dozen seconds and die.
Have reset the needles to factory but seems very difficult to regulate fuel. Probably only 10 or so tanks after break in. any thoughts?
You said you reset the needles to factory but have you tuned it to run? Just because it ran great at however many turns it was set at doesn't mean it will not need to be adjusted. Temperature of the day has a lot to do with it, so does humidity. Sounds like its just running too rich. Have you tried leaning it? Adjust your HSN in 1 hr increments turning in. Keep some smoke, don't lean it too much.