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samirar 02-19-2013 06:16 PM

craigs list find
 
Hello I'm a newbie and I just got a go cart sunday for $125.00 with a 5hp briggs and stratton engine that was built in the 90s and it sat in a barn for 23 years. Sunday me and my friend went to go and look at the go cart after I talked to the guy about the go cart. Before I went to see the go cart I got a new spark plug and some starting fluid. and we got the guys house and me and my friend looked at the go cart and tested the compression and looked at the oil level and checked the gas tank and it had signs of sitting up a long time. and we took the old spark plug out and sprayed some starting fluid in there and put the new spark plug in and cranked the engine and it fired up for 3 seconds and died. and I bought the go cart. Then when I got home and took apart the carb and cleaned it out and one jet was clogged up and got the tank cleaned out put some new fuel in and drained the oil and put some fresh oil in and cranked it up and run and it needed it some carb adjustment to run right and I put a new chain on since the old one was stiff and frozen. and notice the clutch was shot. so I put a new one on and now the engine runs like a new one and drives a like a new go cart does

incogrhino 02-19-2013 06:22 PM

Pics?

samirar 02-19-2013 06:36 PM

I will get some more pics of it tomorrow

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/picture...pictureid=2621

Doc Sprocket 02-19-2013 06:41 PM

Carter Superwheels. I have one. Since mine was purchased as a bare frame, I'm interested to see the factory rearend setup.

samirar 02-19-2013 06:49 PM

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toystory_4wdCarter Superwheels. I have one. Since mine was purchased as a bare frame, I'm interested to see the factory rearend setup.
I will get some pics of the factory rearend setup tomorrow

Doc Sprocket 02-19-2013 07:09 PM

Thanks!

landuse 02-20-2013 12:57 AM

Welcome to the forum. You scored on that kart. It always amazes me how hardy engines actually are. They can sit forever, and with just a little bit of maintenance you can get it running

cumminsbayou4x4 02-20-2013 08:14 AM

yep thats a carter super wheels i have 2 seat i have had it since i was 4

jamyers 02-20-2013 08:19 AM

GOOD for you - glad to see somebody taking the time/effort to bring an old engine back to life!!!

And WELCOME to the forum!

OzFab 02-20-2013 09:19 AM

:iagree: Good work, welcome to the forum

samirar 02-20-2013 07:48 PM

today my spark plug fouled out and when I was looking in where the spark plug goes in at there is some carbon build up and carbon in the exhaust port. should I be concerned about that?
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/picture...pictureid=2636

Doc Sprocket 02-20-2013 07:50 PM

It's normal, but it wouldn't hurt to clean it out if you are up to the task of pulling the cylinder head off.

samirar 02-20-2013 07:52 PM

I'm thinking about pulling it off tomorrow and cleaning it.

jamyers 02-20-2013 08:02 PM

You might put the rear up on blocks so you can run the engine at high rpm, get a spray-bottle with water in it, and with the engine warmed up and running at high rpm, spritz water into the carb - a spray, not a stream - so it can flash to steam with the combustion and clean the carbon out. Don't shoot a bunch of liquid in there, don't want to hydro-lock the engine and murder it.

If you're not comfortable doing that, drizzle some atf into the carb, it'll do pretty much the same thing, plus make an impressive smokescreen.

samirar 02-20-2013 08:06 PM

do you think sea foam will work?

cOw 02-20-2013 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jamyers (Post 260564)
You might put the rear up on blocks so you can run the engine at high rpm, get a spray-bottle with water in it, and with the engine warmed up and running at high rpm, spritz water into the carb - a spray, not a stream - so it can flash to steam with the combustion and clean the carbon out. Don't shoot a bunch of liquid in there, don't want to hydro-lock the engine and murder it.

If you're not comfortable doing that, drizzle some atf into the carb, it'll do pretty much the same thing, plus make an impressive smokescreen.

What is this atf that you mentioned?

Doc Sprocket 02-20-2013 08:16 PM

Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Bluethunder3320 02-20-2013 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by samirar (Post 260565)
do you think sea foam will work?

i was thinking the same thing. i doubt it would hurt it. then you wouldn't have to buy new gaskets and it would save a lot of work

samirar 02-22-2013 06:40 AM

I have a question about the carburetor diaphragm. I have a old briggs carburetor that I cleaned and it haves the 4 bolts that holds the bowl on with the diaphragm and I put the newer type on it and it is getting way to much fuel and causing my spark plug to foul out and turn black and the tip. any suggestions?

landuse 02-22-2013 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by samirar (Post 260743)
I have a question about the carburetor diaphragm. I have a old briggs carburetor that I cleaned and it haves the 4 bolts that holds the bowl on with the diaphragm and I put the newer type on it and it is getting way to much fuel and causing my spark plug to foul out and turn black and the tip. any suggestions?

You have a pulse jet carb. What bowl are you talking about. Have you got a pic or two?


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