88 phazer 2 help

Jan 19, 2020
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my sled runs great, BUT... it wants to stall just off idle. when riding, if i stop the sled at a stop sign, it will stall. if I quickly lift the "choke" lever, it saves it and I can take off. If i coax it to idle by feathering the throttle, it will idle fine, but bog when trying to increase rpms to take off. same thing, if i lift the lever, it takes of fine and runs great when at speed. any ideas. the carbs have been cleaned and everything looks fine
 

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Thank you. Carbs are clean. I'll look for and try the air screw. There is a pilot screw right in the top, that's not it is it?
Yes , screw in snug--- back out 2 - 2 - 1/4 FULL rotations pending of course you elevation ??? Make sure BOTH jets are clean------(torch tip cleaners) work best & choke plunger ???? Check (vacuum) & fuel lines carefully also ? !!! Good luck l<>l & KLAN !!!!!
 

K3

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Yes , screw in snug--- back out 2 - 2 - 1/4 FULL rotations pending of course you elevation ??? Make sure BOTH jets are clean------(torch tip cleaners) work best & choke plunger ???? Check (vacuum) & fuel lines carefully also ? !!! Good luck l<>l & KLAN !!!!!
Both jets in EACH carb ?!!!
 
Jan 19, 2020
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I screwed the top screw (manual calls it a pilot screw) in until snug. (one full turn). I backed each one out 1 and 1/2 full turns and it runs great and doesn't stall when idling or stopped. I turned each one in 1/4 turn and it still runs perfectly. I'm guessing that screw in cuts down on air while screw out increases air (leaner). I want it to run as rich as possible while still running correctly, right? Running too lean (screw too far our) will run to hot and cause engine failure. Am I right? Thanks for all the input, I'm back running great again without the worry of stalling at stop signs.
 
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