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Old 07-24-2020, 02:36 PM   #21
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This sounds most likely, low oil or unplugged/bad oil level sensor. Mostly since starting fluid made no difference which would mostly eliminate fuel being cause.
If they are not full of oil or level, you will get those same symptoms.
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Old 07-24-2020, 02:46 PM   #22
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Check fuel pick-up in tank.
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Old 07-24-2020, 03:39 PM   #23
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Ok, new spark plug and it immediately trying to fire.
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Old 07-24-2020, 03:58 PM   #24
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Attempting to move fuel tank above so as to gravity feed the carb. Bypassing gas on/off, fuel pump, hoses.
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:22 PM   #25
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Maybe buy a new Honda 2200?



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Old 07-24-2020, 04:56 PM   #26
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Riddle me this..

How come starter fluid continues to have no effect?
This seems highly odd.

I changed timing belt and reset valves.
Could I have screwed this up?
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Old 07-24-2020, 05:04 PM   #27
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Riddle me this..

How come starter fluid continues to have no effect?
This seems highly odd.

I changed timing belt and reset valves.
Could I have screwed this up?
Hmmmm, very real possibility. Symptoms fit for valve timing.
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Do you have a compression gauge. That would give you a quick idea.
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Old 07-24-2020, 05:36 PM   #29
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Rich, that's a good thought! I have a Ford a while ago and ran into a starting problem when it was very cool. The hotel I was staying at power cycled their outdoor block heater plugs leaving the engine cold.

I went to start it and the extra gas pumped into the cylinders washed the oil off the oil rings and I had very little compression so it wouldn't start. I had to get an oil change to sort that out.

Perhaps a squirt of oil into the spark plug hole might help get the compression up.
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Old 07-24-2020, 06:43 PM   #30
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-checked oil level sensor. Open=oil. Good
-gravity fed fuel tank. No help.
-rechecked valve clearances. They loosened ip a bit.
-checked valves. TDC fire, down, exhaust open, up, intake, down, compress up, TDC fire.
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Old 07-24-2020, 06:50 PM   #31
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Sticking oil in the spark plug hole..
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Old 07-24-2020, 07:00 PM   #32
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First pull after resetting valves, put oil in cylinder and it gave a good try at starting. Lol
It sounds sweet for like one second. Then still quitting.
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Old 07-24-2020, 07:15 PM   #33
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Maybe a hint?

When it does fire off.
I always seem to have to wait awhile before it will want to fire again.
Does that tell you anything?
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It sounds like fuel starvation.

I think the challenge to resolving this is that these little units just start all the time and are so reliable. Most people don't have any issues with these so the hints are few and far between.
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As above sounds like it is starving for fuel or flooding you said good spark.


You sure the choke is off pull the plug right after it stops and see if plug is wet.
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I bet your fuel pickup is fouled at the pick up point in the tank. It is probably terminated with a screen. I had a marine engine that did the same as you are experiencing and found the polyethylene pickup line was collapsed at the end point in the tank and just enough opening to get the carburetor float bowl full which would let the engine run for three or four minutes.
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:18 PM   #37
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Runs for ONE SECOND
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Another item to check would be the fuel pump. I believe it is vacuum driven.
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:22 PM   #39
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So what is this wet plug test?
-i put in clean plug
-choke on or off?
-pull cord several times
-remove plug..
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:46 PM   #40
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I earlier held the fuel tank above the unit direct gravity fed to carb.
Bypassing fuel pump, on/off switch. Some hoses
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