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Old 12-10-17, 09:22 PM   #21
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brilliant thanks for the advice i'm hoping to have a go at it on saturday so fingers crossed!!
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Old 14-10-17, 05:26 PM   #22
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well I've reconnected the mag and got a brilliant spark, i can now get the engine running, sort of, but only for about a minute and then it dies out as if its running out of fuel!! I've tried adjusting the choke and the fuel but it only seems to chough and splutter for a bit and that's it!!! any ideas please???
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Old 14-10-17, 06:25 PM   #23
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Take the top off of the float chamber and see if the bowl is at least 3/4s full then start the engine it shouldnt drop that far if the tank is supplying the bowl but it should still run for at least five minutes on a bowl full. I could still be the magneto if the capacitor is breaking down.

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Old 15-10-17, 06:27 PM   #24
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this is a video of me trying to start my engine!! frustrated!! please help' what am i doing wrong???????
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTrtKvKAF6I
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Old 15-10-17, 06:42 PM   #25
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Next time don't open the air wheel so fast, it works like a choke and if you open it too much with a cold engine it'll stop, I've known these engines run with the choke wheel nearly closed when not running on a load.
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Old 16-10-17, 08:24 PM   #26
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Ok thanks, there's a video on you tube, i think the blokes name is steam wally and he shows you how to start and run a lister junior so i just copied what he was doing as i've never started one up before, but he does have it under a small load of a water pump! Anyway i will try doing what you say tomorrow, thanks again, this site is brilliant i only hope i can help people in future.
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Old 16-10-17, 08:51 PM   #27
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Steamwally is Wolseley Phill on here.he's a very good engineman with a lot of knowledge and some very informative threads,(and no Phill ,I dont want to borrow anythng or want any thing doing.)
You will have a bl##dy big smile on your face when the engine runs.but in the meam time you'll be angry,puzzled,fustrated.annoyed and all emotions between.

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Old 16-10-17, 09:42 PM   #28
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Mine is pretty fussy, I have to go through this procedure then it starts first or second swing, if not I can swing and swing for long enough and only end up breaking sweat

Lead from a pencil across spark plug electrodes, replace plug
pump fuel pump until bowl is over flowing,
set air valve choke to half or quarter closed
open fuel needle valve 1/2 to 3/4 a turn,
roll back the flywheel to compression,
then crank,

you will find your engines sweet running spot, they are all probably different,



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Old 17-10-17, 09:07 AM   #29
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Ok thanks, there's a video on you tube, i think the blokes name is steam wally and he shows you how to start and run a lister junior so i just copied what he was doing as i've never started one up before, but he does have it under a small load of a water pump! Anyway i will try doing what you say tomorrow, thanks again, this site is brilliant i only hope i can help people in future.
If you are having trouble I can call in and offer some advise, as I only live in Darwen and pass through Euxton every day.
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Old 17-10-17, 06:25 PM   #30
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Thanks for all the help guys, unfortunatly gaudin98, although i live in Euxton the engine is kept at my workshop in Heskin! very kind of you to offer though, thank you. I'm hoping i can get finished work early enough on Saturday that i can go and have a few hours trying out the advice that every ones given me! I'll keep you all posted.
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