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well im going riding when it cools down a bit, and was wondering, i used to run the engine maybe an hour, or two at a time, can i still run the engine for that long with the governor out? or do i have to let it cool down after like 20 minutes? or can i run it like i used to?
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Giving an engine a rest does nothing to restore or preserve it's life span. Life span is given in hours of use.
A typical small engine reaches full operating temperature in just a couple minutes...meaning that it is right back up to where it was before it was given a "rest".
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so i can still drive the engine like i normally due?
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Yup...just check oil level often.

Also, make sure to use the correct grade of oil as specified by manufacturer.
Avoid multi-grade lubricants unless manufacturer specifies it's use.
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i havent clipped it yet, because i do keep enough oil in my engine, but if it serves problems im loosing the oil sensor, and all i run is 10w-30
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Doesn't the manual say SAE 30?
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i thought mine saide 10w-30
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Oh, I don't know for sure. You are probably right. My Tecumseh says SAE 30.
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ive always ran 10w-30 and my neighbor said he does also
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I always use straight SAE 30 detergent.
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well i just took it for a ride around the block, it preformed amazing, but i had to cut out the low oil sensor
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Was oil level sufficiently high?

Spec on the GX and clones is SAE 30 in the "normal" range, and 10W30 if temps get low enough. Living where I do, and riding year 'round, I always have run a quality 10W30.
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well i was taking a ride just a minute ago. when i let off the throttle its dieing. and i have to choke it and give it gas to start. then i take it off choke and it either dies or backfires and its fine. until i let off the gas when riding. if it starts to die and i press in the gas its just fine. is it my jet? btw. stay away from a hot exaughst or youll get a nice burn
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btw. stay away from a hot exaughst or youll get a nice burn
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Really??

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You shoulda got the upgraded muffler- the one that has, "Caution- Hot!" stamped into it. I got that one. Thank goodness- I'd hate to get burned! Now that I have this knowledge- want to buy my muffler?
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haha it was an accident, but do i need a bigger jet?
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If choking it helps, it would seem to be starving. Start with the basics- lots of gas in the tank? Clean, fresh, filtered fuel? Carb bolts tight?

Aside from the governor, what have you done to the engine?
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muffler burn? lol.

i just had to share.

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Was oil level sufficiently high?

Spec on the GX and clones is SAE 30 in the "normal" range, and 10W30 if temps get low enough. Living where I do, and riding year 'round, I always have run a quality 10W30.

You ride in the winter? Isn't that pretty cold? However, riding in the snow and Ice sounds fun.
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its on my kart blue, i walked around and burnt myself, and choking does help, it has high flow air filter and exaughst, and a 90 jet it helps to have the choke about half, but the biggest problem is that i just blew my tire
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