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Old 03-06-2010, 05:36 PM
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Left the cowl off to break in my yak 54 with a 1.20 ax in it ,now when i put the cowl back on i cant get my thumb over the carb to prime it!! Any secrets of what to do ?
Old 03-06-2010, 06:02 PM
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Default RE: primeing 1.20 ax

You can prime the engine by puttting your finger over the exhaust of the muffler, if you can get to it.
Old 03-06-2010, 06:26 PM
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Yes, do the muffler. That's how I do mine all the time. You can also get a cork to put in the carb. Flip it with the cork in, remove and start. The little plastic caps from a glow driver work well for this. Just put a dowel in the end so you can grab it and put the cap round end down in the carb.

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Old 03-06-2010, 06:32 PM
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Default RE: primeing 1.20 ax

Sure didnt know you could do it with the muffler ,but when i think about it i cant help but say"duh" thanks guys!
Old 03-07-2010, 12:30 PM
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Default RE: primeing 1.20 ax

My only problem is the 17x6APC scratches the inside of my arm when I flip it through.
Old 03-07-2010, 01:29 PM
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Default RE: primeing 1.20 ax

Had the same problem with my OS BGX-3500 on a Midwest Extra. Finger over the muffler works well, or as stated earlier, a cork the right diameter to fit inside the carb. also works.

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