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Old 09-10-12, 07:08 PM   #1
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Having recently purchased a 1918 Petter Junior Victory model with a full tank 0f fuel I was more than impressed how easy it was to start both hot and cold. I believe they were designed to run on parrafin. The original tank of fuel has now expired and having filled it with parrafin at a great expense it will not run once the fuel chamber empties of petrol. Was this engine designed to run on neat parrafin or am I missing something. I believe it was being run on 75% heating fuel 25% petrol. Is this ok?
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Old 09-10-12, 10:12 PM   #2
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Might be worth sweetning up the parrafin with a drop of petrol.
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Old 09-10-12, 11:29 PM   #3
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first does it pump the parrafin ip to the carb resovoir?? if not look at the plate pump..
mine runs ok on neat parrafin but needs a full chamber of petrol first of all.
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Old 10-10-12, 09:49 PM   #4
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I even put 75% petrol / paraffin mix on it today and wouldnt run. Pump is only filling fuel chamber upto needle. Is this where it should be? Tries to run but misses and throws flames out of exhaust. When chamber is filled with petrol it runs fine though.
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Old 10-10-12, 09:59 PM   #5
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Sounds like you are starved of fuel, check the diaphram in the pump, behind the plate below the carb with the brass tee on it, also check the non return valve in the base. Your problem is lack of fuel, not the fuel itself.
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