ORIGINAL: Mike Dooley/RCS
Start your L needle at 2 turns out. Keep me posted.
OK, well the L needle setting is at it came from the factory because taking my adjustment into account and counting the clockwise turns to tighten it, it was exactly 1.5 turns out.
I've now set it 2 turns out and it runs fine now.
This is only my second gas engine and I knew they were very sensitive to mixture adjustments but I never thought that 1/2 turn would be the difference between success and failure. I knew it was something simple but I guess I just put too much faith in the factory settings - but when things aren't working then you go with what you have and if the instructions say 1.5 turns then that is where you start.
Thank you so much !