I have an 80RV that is 6 years old. It has the Falcon ignition. The engine was used for about eleven months and after a crash I chequed it and put it away for another 3 years. I installed it in a 33%YAK and yesterday I tried to power it up.
Since I had cleaned the carb with gasoline, I don`t remember how the needles werre set before, so I went to the manual and set the needles at 1.5 turns from the closed position to start it. The engine did start and I cheked the rpms at 6400 with a bambula 24X10. So I shut down the engine in order to adjust the needles and after that the engine did not want to fire.
I cheked the ignition and it seemed to give spark, I took the spark plug out and it was OK, brand new... But it was flooded. I dried it and installed it again. Battery is a Duralite 2000mAh with a 5.1 regulator and it was OK too. All connections, tank plumbing, ect. All looked fine.
I think it might have gotten flooded, but after cleaning the spark plug it didn`t want to fire, so I took the plug out again and it was flooded again.
It has the Bing carb, and the needles are still at 1.5 turns each.
I am using penzoil 2 stroke at 40:1 and fresh fuel. The ignition is set at 6mm as the manual states. And I`m using the 5/5/1 starting sequence.
I re-checked the throttle and choke servos and their function and everything seems fine.
How can I avoid getting the engine flooded? Three years ago the engine was a bit difficult to start, but afted a while it did start and worked great. Now it gets flooded easilly and does not fire.
Do you think it may be my starting procedure? is there another way of starting it? or could it be something else?
Any advice is welcome,thanks in advance,